Re­gional Train­ing of Train­ers pro­gramme on Hor­ti­cul­tural Chain Man­age­ment

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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 commu- nicated with the var­i­ous ac­tors and stake­hold­ers at their re­spec­tive coun­tries and that they must re­alise that they are the agents of change.

The Sec­re­tary for Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Forests 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, Sri Lanka 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.

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