Value Addition Through Food Processing
This session will explore the critical role of value addition through food processing in the agri-food industry. Our expert panelists, with diverse backgrounds in food science, agricultural engineering, and product development, will delve into the complexities and opportunities within the realm of food processing. Gain insights into innovative approaches that enhance the value of agri-food products and contribute to the industry’s growth and sustainability. Whether you’re involved in product development, quality assurance, or seeking to understand the latest advancements in food processing, this session promises valuable takeaways to elevate your understanding of the agri-food landscape.
Dr. Chandra Singh is Senior Research Chair in Agricultural Engineering and Technology at the Lethbridge College in Alberta, Canada. He recently created the Advanced Postharvest Technology Centre at the college. Dr. Singh conducts research on postharvest storage and handling of grains, sugar beets and potatoes, natural air drying, aeration, mathematical modelling, sensing, automation, machine learning, and non-destructive quality evaluation of agri-food products using NIR hyperspectral imaging. Since joining the college in July 2019, Dr. Singh has been able to secure over $5M in external funding through research grants and service contracts. Prior to joining Lethbridge College, he was Associate Professor of Stored Grains Facilities at the University of South Australia. Earlier he worked as a Principal Engineer-Grain Manager with a Calgary-based world-leading advanced grain management technology company. Dr. Singh obtained his Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering from the University of Manitoba. He completed his masters in Postharvest Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and bachelor in Agricultural Engineering from G.B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India.