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Training for Professionals

Postharvest Institute: Freshness Lab Training for Professionals 

The Postharvest Institute is an advanced technical meeting for professionals who value knowledge to improve the quality and reduce losses of fruits and vegetables. Each session organized by the Freshness Lab addresses specific issues related to the fruit and vegetable supply chains and is focused on organizational performance

The Postharvest Institute is oriented by the following values: independence, up-to-date, openness, technical skill, specialization, orientation for results and international scope.


Pome Fruit Postharvest Institute

Targeted at professionals working in the apple and pear supply chains. 

2014: «Integrated Quality Management in an Environment of Technological Change». See program. Refered to in Poscosecha

2015: «Long-term storage of Rocha pear». See program

2015: «Nutrition for quality and international logistics». See program


Stone Fruit Postharvest Institute

For professionals in the stone fruit supply chain: peach and nectarine, plum, cherry, and apricot.

2016: «Stone fruit: product and process engineering». 14 January 2016. Organized at the request of "Clube de Produtores Continente" this course  rolls out the horticulture and postharvest handling of stone fruit to improve consumer satisfation and economic results. Case studies of programs implemented by the Freshness Lab will be addressed.


Other training sessions

“European Short-course on Quality & Safety of Fresh-cut Produce”, Rimini, Italy, 14-16 September 2016. Download flyer.

Workshop «Tomato: product design for consumer satisfaction», organized by the Freshness Lab, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon, January 15, 2016.

The Freshness Lab collaborates, for the third consecutive year, in the postgraduation course “Poscosecha de frutas y hortalizas: una visión práctica de sostenibilidad, calidad y seguridad alimentaria”, Universidad de Almería, Spain, October 22 to Nevember 14, 2015.