The food systems efficiency group focuses on novel technologies and approaches for preventing and reducing food losses throughout the food system supply chain, from the farm to the market. The research projects included in this topic area span the globe and address the FLW challenges unique to both developed and developing countries. Some specific topics of study include advanced packaging for longer shelf life, improved drying technologies for seeds and grains, and locally appropriate cold storage technologies in remote rural regions.
Tomich, T. P., S. B. Brodt, R. A. Dahlgren, and K. M. Snow (Eds.) (2016), The California Nitrogen Assessment: Challenges and Solutions for People, Agriculture, and the Environment, Univ. of Calif. Press, Oakland, Calif.
The effects of climate change on groundwater extraction for agriculture and land-use change. Ernst Bertone Oehninger,. C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, James N. Sanchirico, and Michael R. Springborn. University of California at Davis. August 2016
Escribano, S., N. Sugimoto, A.J. Macnish, W.V. Biasi, and E.J. Mitcham. 2016. Efficacy of liquid 1-methylcyclopropene to delay ripening of ‘Bartlett’ pears. Postharvest Biol. Technol. (in press).
Current Utilization of Dairy Industry Co-Products. In: Agricultural Wastes: Characteristics, Types and Management, by Camille Foster. Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated, 2015.
Diehl, D. C., N. L. Sloan, J. K. Brecht, and E.J. Mitcham. 2015. What factors do retailers value when purchasing fruits? Perceptions of produce industry professionals. Journal of Food Distribution Research, 46(3): 81-91. Nham, N.T., S.T. de Freitas, A.J. Machnish, K.M. Ca