WorldVeg staffer wins postharvest award

The Postharvest Education Foundation ( recently awarded WorldVeg Eastern and Southern Africa Postharvest Research Associate/Nutritionist Roseline Marealle with the 2016 Kader Award for Postharvest Training.

The Board of Directors of The Postharvest Education Foundation presents the award to an outstanding graduate e-learner or a team of e-learners after the successful completion of a year of training on commodity systems assessment, small-scale postharvest handling practices, postharvest demonstration design, postharvest training program design, and cost/benefit analysis.

Roseline has been a member of the WorldVeg team since 2014. She is active in organizing and conducting postharvest research experiments; organizing on-station and on-farm training on postharvest handling, storage and processing of vegetables crops; organizing and conducting outreach and promotional activities such as field days to promote the development and adoption of improved postharvest practices; conducting surveys and other field evaluation exercises; and producing reports and promotional materials.

Her postharvest training activities for more than 800 participants have included construction of the Zero Energy Cool Chamber (ZECC) and solar drying of vegetables. More than 40 new ZECCs have been constructed by local community groups and smallholder farmers. You can watch Roseline in action in the video: BUILD YOUR OWN ZECC:

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Roseline Marealle