The high population growth rate, global climate change, the threat of declining biomass production, and awareness of organic farming have emphasized the importance of developing human resources (HR) to address challenges and issues in the post-harvest scope. This HR can reduce yield losses, improve product quality, and increase value-added, competitiveness, and income for farmers or local cultivators. It is expected to achieve optimal biomass production through effective and efficient bioresource engineering. The Post-Harvest Technology Study Program at the School of Life Sciences and Technology, Bandung Institute of Technology (SITH ITB), is focused on post-harvest handling and processing with an integrated bioproduct system development approach from various aspects. The aim is to enhance value-added, improve product quality, and overcome post-harvest losses in agricultural, forestry, and aquaculture products.

Research Topics
The main technical competencies of Post-Harvest Technology are directed towards processing, preservation, manipulation, and maximizing harvest results by employing engineering principles to achieve optimal energy and material efficiency, as well as applying various available technologies.

Post-Harvest Technology Study Program students have achieved various achievements in national and international competitions. For example:
  1. Swiss Innovation Challenge Asia 2020 (1st place)
  2. The Most Favourite Winner in SBM ITB Swiss Innovation Challenge Indonesia (SICA) 2021
  3. Delegate FAO - President Model United Nation 2021
  4. First place in Place Kolab Preneur WUHUB 2022
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) Education in the Post-Harvest Technology Study Program aims to enable students to:
  • Master the basic concepts and technologies in the field of post-harvest.
  • Master and apply the basic sciences and engineering necessary to analyze, engineer (synthesize and design), and solve problems in the field of post-harvest.
  • Possess effective oral, written, and visual communication skills.
  • Work independently as well as in groups.
  • Demonstrate a professional and ethical attitude in work.
  • Show commitment to improving abilities and skills through lifelong learning awareness.
  • Improve their quality of life.
Career Prospects
These required skills are expected to meet the human resource needs for:
  1. Agricultural and Plantation Industries.Livestock Industry
  2. Health and Pharmaceutical Industry
  3. Modern Markets
  4. Seed Industry
  5. Agricultural Equipment and Processing Innovators
  6. Government Agencies
  7. Educational Institutions to Fulfill the Needs of Researchers and Lecturers

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