30 September, Paro: Participants from seven countries expressed their appreciation for organising space to share experiences as change agents as well as for the knowledge gained through the lessons and resources during the Regional Training of Trainers programme on Horticultural Chain Management. The interaction among the participants gave an opportunity to share post harvest issues and solutions to minimize post harvest losses.
Small but effective and efficient improvements having prominent and visible outcomes at various level of production were shared. The use of plastic crates in transporting and storing the produce was one of the main recommendations while handling fresh produce, beside innovative product development and packing designing sanitation and hygiene while handling the fresh produce and also product differentiation in the market.
Ms Rosa Rolle, FAO requested the participants that the knowledge gained from this training programme must be communicated with the various actors and stakeholders at their respective countries and that they must realise that they are the agents of change.
Hon’ble Secretary, MoAF who graced the concluding session congratulated the participants and stressed the importance of sharing what they have learned in terms of reducing post harvest losses.
Participating countries include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Srilanka and Timor Leste.
The five days training of trainers program was organised by the National Post Harvest Centre with support from the Food and Agriculture Organisation.
-Submitted by Tandin Dorji and photo by Choidup Zangpo, ICS
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