Webinar - Campus Global Theme, Horticulture For Development

When: 1:30 to 3:00 pm Pacific Time, October 28th, 2020
Webinar Access: The webinar will be held on Zoom. Register here for the event.

There are inspiring efforts on UC Davis’ campus to improve the lives of smallholder farmers in developing countries. This virtual webinar will highlight six postharvest technologies advanced by the Horticulture Innovation Lab at UC Davis. These technologies can be solutions for either effectively drying or cooling product in order to minimize food loss and waste. The drying technologies (the UC Davis Chimney Solar Dryer, the Drying Beads, the UC Davis DryCard, and the UC Davis Pallet Dryer) along with the cooling technologies (the Zero Energy Cooling Chamber (ZECC) and the CoolBot Cold Room) will be presented by experts who have implemented these technologies across the globe. Furthermore, many of these technologies are on display at the Horticulture Innovation Lab’s Demonstration Center located on campus.

The Campus Global Theme program identifies a topic linked to one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and engages the entire UC Davis community in related discussion, learning, discovery, and action. The inaugural Campus Global Theme Food for Thought: Feeding Ourselves, Feeding the Planet, aims to explore the complexities surrounding the notion of “Food for Thought," bringing together the UC Davis community in this exploration.