PRESS RELEASE – for Immediate release, January 26, 2016
University of Kwazulu Natal in South Africa Joins the World Food Preservation Center® LLC
The World Food Preservation Center® LLC (WFPC) is pleased to announce that the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa has joined it as a “Sister” University. The World Food Preservation Center® LLC is now comprised of twenty-four major agricultural research universities and two major agricultural research institutes on six continents.
Dr. Mark D. Laing, Professor and Chair of Plant Pathology and Director, The African Centre for Crop Improvement SAEES, CAES at the University of KwaZulu Natal states, “UKZN is pleased to join the World Food Preservation Center® LLC. We are in accord with its mission of promoting graduate education (M.S. and Ph.D.) for young student/scientist from developing countries in the latest technologies for the postharvest preservation of food and having them conduct research on much needed new technologies.
Dr. Charles L. Wilson, Founder of the World Food Preservation Center® LLC states, “We are indeed fortunate to have the University of KwaZulu Natal join us with its strong postharvest research and education programs in agricultural engineering, horticulture science, plant breeding, and plant pathology. We look forward to working together to advance our mutual goals to enhance food security for the African continent.”
The World Food Preservation Center® LLC (WFPC) is comprised of twenty-four major research universities and 2 major agricultural research institutes on six continents. Its mission is to enhance the “postharvest intellectual capital” of developing countries. It accomplishes this by: (1) promoting the postharvest graduate education (M.S. and Ph.D.) of young student/scientists in developing countries and having them conduct research on much needed new postharvest technologies; (2) in conjunction with CRC Press (Taylor & Francis) the WFPC publishes the World Food Preservation Center Book Series that is comprised of text/reference books on postharvest technologies and methodologies for developing countries; and (3) in conjunction with its “Sister” Universities the WFPC organizes continent-wide postharvest congresses.