The general objective of IUPFOOD is to provide a multi-disciplinary and specialised professional
training in areas of food technology, with emphasis on postharvest and food preservation engineering
on the one hand and food science and technology on the other hand, to equip future personnel with
the necessary technical and managerial knowledge, skills, and attitudes, which they require to
successfully contribute to solving problems related to food security. The IUPFOOD programme
particularly focuses on developing countries where food security (delivering enough nutritious, high
quality safe foods) is a current and future major concern and key challenge.