Come blog for us!

Come blog for us!

Learning from those who have experienced similar challenges is often one of the best ways to learn new things. So we encourage you to share your experiences in postharvest loss to help others think about what they might do in their own communities or areas of study.

If you would like to write about the challenges and opportunities of postharvest loss prevention, send us your ideas.

Blogs will be shared widely on the ADM Institute’s Preventing Postharvest Loss Blog to showcase individual work and raise awareness for PHL issues and interventions. Help us explain the importance of reducing postharvest loss, and talk about what we have already been able to do.

If you would like to apply to be a contributor, please fill out this application form and send a writing sample to us at postharvestinstitute@illinois.edu

Parameters for blog posts are explained below.

DETAILS ON SUBMISSION, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS

Language: English

Relevance:  All blog posts must relate to postharvest loss prevention, but can take different directions.

Possible issues might include:

  • What are barriers that have prevented postharvest loss prevention technology adoption?
  • What efforts have worked to reduce postharvest losses, and what can be done to scale them up?
  • What are promising approaches and frameworks towards reducing postharvest losses?
  • What could be done to help farmers cope with/combat climate change?
  • What would you like to see at the 2018 PHL Congress that could strengthen the PHL Community of Practice?

Eligible Authors: The primary author of this post must be a professional, practitioner, researcher, or someone directly involved in the project. Authors may seek editorial assistance from their communications staff/colleagues. However, the primary aim of this campaign is to allow experienced experts to share knowledge of postharvest loss prevention initiatives with a global audience, showing the power of social media is raising awareness, building capacity, and addressing challenges.

Length: Blog posts may be a maximum of 800 words (though shorter is often better!)

Photos: 1-2 photos should be submitted with the blog post along with a caption and photo credit. The photo must be taken by the author. In case an appropriate picture cannot be found, a generic picture will be used, chosen from public libraries via Flickr.

Format: Blogs should be submitted in MSWord, pictures should be submitted in .jpg (or .png, .tiff). The submitted text should NOT contain complex formatting (e.g. tables) and may include links to original research publications (blogposts, scientific publications, and other online resources).

The submitted posts should include:

  • the name, title and email address from the submitting authors), his/her/their organization
  • the picture caption (Picture captions should NOT be printed onto the picture)
  • the picture attribution (name of the photographer and organization)

Comment moderation: Blog entries might generate significant feedback or comments, via the blogpost comments section. Contributing authors are encouraged to monitor the comments on their competition blog entries, and to answer/moderate them through the comments section.

Style and editing

We encourage enticing blog submissions, which make interesting reading, spark online debates and conversations via the comments, and above all: inspire people. Check out these tips on blog writing.

Posts might be edited for factual accuracy, formatting, and grammar by the blog editing team, after submission.

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