Minimizing food losses is of high importance to combat hunger, raise farmer income, and improve food security in many countries over the world. The VLIR-UOS funded projects with the joined force between KU Leuven and VNUA aimed at (i) improving postharvest technology for fruits and vegetables, (ii) transforming products into foods, (iii) valorizing waste streams, (iv) extending and disseminating acquired knowledge to farmers, co-operatives, and scientists, and (v) commercializing successful technologies to local companies.
Tran Thi Dinh (Vietnam National University of Agriculture)
COFOREC made operational a forest plot network for long-term ecological research on biodiversity and eco-system functioning in natural and reforested areas along a large environmental gradient in a highly diverse, strongly anthropogenic tropical landscape (Andean-Chocó). With COFOREC II we aim at 1) improving data quantity and quality (taxonomy, functional traits, biomass estimates) of our permanent plots, 2) enhancing the research skills of young local ecologists.
Hans Verbeeck (UGent) & Selene Baez (EPN) and many others
Olive Tengera, University of Rwanda
Leo Van Audenhove (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Last Tuesday we had our first 'physical' VLIR-UOS (RE)CONNECT event since the start of the pandemic. It was a great…
On September 26, during the graduation ceremony of international master programmes at Ghent University our colleagu…