stories from the April 2017 issue of FRESH

A true postharvest professional

On 21 March 2017, Postharvest Specialist Roseline Marealle travelled to Kigali, Rwanda to participate in a workshop on “Postharvest Technologies for Perishable Crops” for a small group of young horticultural professionals. During the event she received the Kader Award from the Postharvest Education Foundation (PEF) in recognition for her outstanding effort in providing education to local farmers, traders, processors and marketers and helping them to reduce food losses. Lisa Kitinoja, PEF founder, presented the award.

2017-05-02T03:49:45+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Categories: APR2017, Eastern and Southern Africa, PHOTO OP|Tags: |

Chicken and vegetables: a profitable and tasty combination

ATONU has been in operation in Tanzania for a decade, mainly promoting raising local chickens in Singida, Songwe, Morogoro, Dodoma, Mbeya and Njombe. Considering the potential of vegetables to improve household nutrition and income, ATONU has decided to integrate vegetables into its poultry farming system. -- MORE --

2017-04-24T05:15:33+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Categories: APR2017, Articles, Eastern and Southern Africa|Tags: , , |

WorldVeg and partners fight pests and diseases in the Pacific

WorldVeg Postdoc in Plant Pathology Marti Pottorff from WorldVeg East and Southeast Asia/Oceania and Project Coordinator Ellen Iramu from the Solomon Islands recently visited Fiji for discussions and training under the auspices of the project “Strengthening Integrated Crop Management (ICM) Research in the Pacific Islands in Support of Sustainable Intensification of High-Value Crop Production.” -- MORE --

2017-04-24T05:06:00+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Categories: APR2017, Articles, East and Southeast Asia, Oceania|Tags: , , , |