Exhibitors 2021

PRIMA StopMedWaste Project

PRIMA StopMedWaste Project

The reduction of food waste loss and waste is a SDGs priority for UN, and EU planned halving food waste within 2030. StopMedWaste PRIMA project aims to define and spread through Mediterranean Countries strategies to minimise loss and waste of fresh fruit, vegetables and aromatic plants. The StopMedWaste project plans to use physical means (ozone, electrolised water), natural substances (chitosan, essential oils) and biocontrol agents to decrease postharvest diseases and reduce waste. Results are disseminated through social media (FB StopMedWaste, TW StopMedWaste1, IG stopmedwaste, YT StopMedWaste), schools and webinars.

PRIMA StopMedWaste Project

Gianfranco Romanazzi (project Coordinator), Antonio Ippolito (RU leader UNIBA), Davide Spadaro (RU leader UNITO)

Prof. Gianfranco Romanazzi got Degree cum laude in Agricultural Sciences in 1995 and PhD in Crop Protection in 1999 at the University of Bari. He joined Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona in 2001, where he is professor of Plant pathology and chairs the BSc in Agricultural Science and Technology and MSc in Land and Agricultural Technology programs. He coordinates several projects, including PRIMA StopMedWaste and Euphresco BasicS, and research activity focuses on alternatives to synthetic fungicides for pre and postharvest disease management. Since June 2020, he is President of the Italian Association for Plant Protection (AIPP).

Prof. Antonio Ippolito - Full professor in Plant Pathology, Coordinator of the PhD in Biodiversity, Agriculture and Environment and member of the Excellence Centre Compared Genomics in Biomedical and Agricultural Issues. His scientific activity is documented by more than 400 publications regarding aspects of Plant Pathology in Mediterranean crops. For over 30 years he has been conducting research on alternative means to control postharvest decay of fresh fruit and vegetables. In 2015 he has been Convener of the III International Symposium on Postharvest Pathology. He has been Chair of the international Workgroup Biological Control of Postharvest Diseases.

Prof. Davide Spadaro - Full Professor at University of Torino (Italy) and Researcher at AGROINNOVA on pre- and post-harvest diseases of fruit crops, on mycotoxins and mycotoxigenic fungi, and on molecular diagnostics. Visiting at Thammasat University, University of Edinburgh, University of Lleida, University of Bonn. Secretary of SMC Postharvest of International Society of Plant Pathology. Member of the Academy of Agriculture of Torino. Worked on several European and national projects. 126 papers, over 3500 citations, H-index 31 on Scopus.

Data updated on 2024-04-09 - 4.17.20 pm