American Univesity of Beirut

AUB signs agreement with Rene Moawad Foundation

​​AUB has signed a 15-month agreement with René Moawad Foundation (RMF) to develop harvest and post-harvest practice parameters and guidelines for avocado, grapes, cherries, and potatoes. During the agreement lifetime, appropriate maturity indices to ensure best harvest quality for each crop will be determined. A set of crop manuals will be developed to guide specific activities from harvest to marketing and will include harvest tools, transportation means, packing houses, and storage conditions. The manual will also include postharvest management best practices, simple, low-cost technologies and innovations to reduce loss and enhance quality and food safety measures for improved profitability of the farm enterprise. Dr. Walid El Kayal, assistant professor of Horticulture at FAFS, will provide a series of seminars and capacity building sessions for experts and stakeholders to ensure product consistency. The sessions will target the actors of each value chain, helping to coordinate their activities with best practices and with the aim of improved product quality.  

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