Post-Harvest Loss is Top Priority for International Congress in Rome

Post-Harvest Loss is Top Priority for International Congress in Rome

Harry Pastuszek of PYXERA Global Presents on Post-Harvest Loss at International Conference
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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:15pm

CONTENT: Press Release

ROME, October 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In the effort to advance the fight against post-harvest loss the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention will convene in Rome, Italy October 4-7. Harry Pastuszek, Vice President of Enterprise and Community Development for PYXERA Global, will present on the Global Initiatives for Reducing Post-harvest Losses panel.

“The problem with post-harvest loss is that producing more food is not the answer,” said Mr. Pastuzek, “we need to focus on how to properly store and transfer food so more, ideally all of it, can get to the consumer. Tactics to effectively combat post-harvest loss need to be shared, discussed, and replicated in order to create a noticeable impact.”

The international conference is set to highlight the very real challenges post-harvest loss creates, particularly in relation to global hunger and share insights on how to combat, measure, and decrease post-harvest loss. This conference is a platform for private, public, and social sector organizations to exchange success stories and challenges to create solutions to the post-harvest loss problem the world faces today.

40% of all fruits and vegetables are lost in substandard storage or transit, or left on the farm, in what is called post-harvest loss. Pastuszek’s recent article in The New Global Citizen addresses the problem of post-harvest loss and discusses the type of solutions needed to salvage more of the crops grown in developing areas.

About PYXERA Global
For more than 25 years, PYXERA Global has leveraged the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals.  The PYXERA Global team is passionate and dedicated to navigating challenges and pinpointing purposeful global engagement opportunities for its clients and partners. Initiatives include a wide range of services from local content development to global pro bono programs and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.

PYXERA Global is hosting a series of events to bring the #GlobalGoals to life, including “The Global Engagement Forum” November 10-12, 2015. The forum will bring together leaders and organizations from across the public, private and non-profit sectors to discuss how best to partner and move the goals from aspiration to achievement.