Coordinator (and contact):

Name: Ann Schenk

Address: Flanders Centre of Postharvest Technology (VCBT)
De Croylaan 42, box 2428, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium

email: ann.schenk[at]

Core group:

  • Ann Schenk, Belgium
  • Ernst Woltering, The Netherlands
  • Ana B. Cabezas Serrano, Spain

Focus of working:

  • Reduce food waste in the supply chain
  • Adding value through post harvest technology
  • Preserving quality to improve quality on the ‘consumers plate’
  • Control quality changes after harvest, reducing decay
  • Quality prediction, modeling quality
  • Sanitary safety: pathogens, mycotoxins, residues, contaminants
  • Control of postharvest diseases: chemical versus biological
  • Tools for assessing characteristics to be maintained in the chain, management procedures, non destructive
  • Adding value to fresh produce
  • Tertiary industry

  • Activities:

    • List expertise, use format of fertiliser group

    • List type of projects