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of Horticultural Science at Stellenbosch University, is recognised globally as the leading researcher on pomegranate-related post-harvest technology. His multi-disciplinary research team leads the way in terms of post- harvest practices that improve the handling, packaging and marketing of pomegranate fruit. As part of a study funded by the Post- Harvest Innovation (PHI) Programme and the pomegranate industry, Prof. Opara and his team spent the past two years studying two of the Sou