Postharvest Technology
Welcome to Stellenbosch University


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to Pos​tharvest T​echnology​​​​​​

​The South African Research Chair in Postharvest Technology​ at the University of Stellenbosch was established in 2009 under the DST-NRF South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI). The pri​mary goal of the Chair is to undertake cross-cutting innovative research and human capacity development to support South Africa's agricultural and horticultural postharvest industries.


​Distinguished Professor Umezuruike Linus Opara PhD CEng CFS

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​DST-NRF South African Research Chair in Po​stharvest Technology

Laureate of the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Continental Prize for Life & Earth Science

Tel.: +27 21 808 4064​ 

Mobile: +27 71 898 1822

Email: opara@sun.ac.za and umunam@yahoo.co.uk