24 de febrero de 2009

1º Conferencia Internacional Poscosecha y Calidad

En Costa Rica

Primer evento internacional en gestión de la poscosecha y calidad

en sus diversos aspectos orientado a productos de áreas tropicales

y cálidas.

Hortalizas, Frutas, Flores, deterioro y mejoras.

Enfermedades asociadas.

Mejoras en el conocimiento de la fisiología de poscocha y la biología molecular vinculados.

Producción Orgánica. Mitigación de la emisión del C02

Distancia entre la producción y el consumo. Sustentabilidad.

Aspectos sociales, economicos y de mercado vinculados al tema.

La poscosecha en la educación

Se realizará en Costa Rica en julio, entre el 20 y 23.

Los trabajos deben ser enviados a las direcciones electrónicas de los doctores Arauz o Fonseca

con direcciones en el texto que está debajo.

Web: http://agro.ucr.ac.cr/postharvest/

Patrocina la ISHS -International Society

for Horticultural Science-

Postharvest researchers, vegetable, fruit and ornamental producers in tropical areas and others interested in postharvest and quality of horticultural crops grown in tropical areas are invited to participate in the First International Conference on Postharvest and Quality Management of Horticultural Products of Interest for Tropical Regions to be held in San José, Costa Rica, July 20-23, 2009.

Some of the topics that will be addressed in this event are:

· The role of postharvest technology in quality, nutritional value and food safety of tropical horticultural crops

· Implementation of integrated farm-to-table systems for tropical produce

· Economics and marketing : fair trade, quarantine, food miles and carbon footprints, organic commodities

· Advances in postharvest physiology and molecular biology: regulation of physiological and metabolic processes in tropical crops

· Postharvest pathology and microbiological spoilage of tropical produce

· Social issues associated with postharvest technology of horticultural products in the tropics

· Education and training needs for postharvest, quality and safety of subtropical and tropical products.

The Conference's convener is Dr. Felipe Arauz, University of Costa Rica. Phone: (506) 2511 3183, Fax: (506) 2225 0064, E-mail: lfarauz@cariari.ucr.ac.cr or: lfarauz@gmail.com . More information can be found at: http://agro.ucr.ac.cr/postharvest/

The call for papers is open
Please submit abstracts to: Felipe Arauz felipe.arauz@ucr.ac.cr and Jorge M. Fonseca jfonseca@ag.arizona.edu

before May 1, 2009.

Deadlines:

Submission of abstracts

May 1, 2009

Early registration for accepted abstracts

May 15,2009

Early registration, 10% discount

May 31, 2009

Late registration on line

July 5, 2009

On-site registration

July 21, 2009

Don't miss the opportunity to network with postharvest scientists and key tropical produce industry members and experience the natural beauties of green and peaceful Costa Rica!


Jorge M. Fonseca, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Assistant Professor, Vegetable/Postharvest Specialist

The University of Arizona - Yuma Agricultural Center

6425 8th Street, Yuma, AZ 85364, USA

928-782-3836 (office)

928-782-1940 (fax)

928-580-5613 (mobile)

jfonseca@ag.arizona.edu


July 20-24, 2009, San Jose (Costa Rica)
International Symposium on Advances in Postharvest Technology and Quality Assurance for Fruits and Vegetables of Interest for the Tropics.

International Symposium on Advances in Postharvest Technology and Quality Assurance for Fruits and Vegetables of Interest for the Tropics
Web:
http://agro.ucr.ac.cr/postharvest/