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Prof. Umezuruike Linus Opara, PhD CEng

Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal, Postharvest Technology

Prof. Linus Opara is a Research Professor and holds the DST/NRF South African Research Chair in Postharvest Technology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His programme focuses on human capacity development and technological innovations to reduce postharvest food losses and quality maintenance. He graduated with degrees in agricultural engineering (cum laude) at the University of Nigeria and PhD from Massey University, New Zealand, and has held academic, research, management and consultancy positions in Africa, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East. He is a visiting Professor of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Prof. Opara is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Postharvest Technology, and is a member of the Executive Board and Chair of Section VI (Postharvest Technology & Process Engineering) of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. In 2011 Prof. Opara was awarded the Presidential Citation of CIGR for services to Agricultural Engineering in Africa.


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