Effective food preservation techniques, technological need of the hour: AU VC

Professor Sangita Srivastava, VC of Allahabad University (AU), said scaling up food preservation can play an important role in ensuring food and nutrition security

Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University (UA), Professor Sangita Srivastava, said on Tuesday that effective food preservation techniques and technology are essential to minimize food waste and stressed that an important element profitability was also associated with it.

Speaking as a keynote speaker at the inaugural session of a two-week workshop on “Building the Capacity of Students in Food Preservation” in the Department of Family and Community Sciences at AU, Professor Srivastava also highlighted translation issues and the importance of proper product marketing.

“Scaling up food storage can play an important role in ensuring food and nutrition security,” she said.

Deputy Director (Prayagraj), Department of Food Processing and Horticulture, Pankaj Shukla briefed the participants on various government programs and grants awarded in the field of fruit preservation to start their startups at different levels.

Dean (Research and Development) Prof SI Rizvi, Head of Department of Family and Community Science (Home Science) Neetu Mishra and Head of Government Food Processing Training Center, Prayagraj, Vice President Srivastava as well as Heads and Directors of different departments of the faculty of scientists were also present on this occasion.

The workshop began with a welcome address by facilitator Priya Keshari, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Sciences.

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