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.
Exports of cabbage, cauliflower and other vegetables from Jessore, Bangladesh are increasing as farmers use improved postharvest handling methods to protect the quality and freshness of their produce.
Through the USAID Postharvest Project, farmers in Bangladesh have learned simple but effective methods to protect their vegetables after the harvest to retain quality and ensure more of the crop is available to consumers.
WorldVeg Eastern and Southern Africa Postharvest Research Associate/Nutritionist Roseline Marealle recently received the 2016 Kader Award for Postharvest Training from the Postharvest Education Foundation. The 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. -- MORE --
With some bricks and a little sand, vegetables can be kept cool without refrigeration.
Share the joy of accomplishment with the UMANGU Women's Group from Ngurdoto village, Arumeru District, Tanzania! The group processes and sells mango pickle, and their product is gaining popularity among local consumers.
Postharvest technologies featured on NTV's Food Friday
A Postharvest Working Group forms for Asian countries to share expertise and learning opportunities at home, with neighboring countries, and around the world.