Five- day training on post-harvest technology ends
LUDHIANA: Central Institute of Post-harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) organised a valedictory function to mark the completion of fiveday training on ‘post-harvest technology for rural catchments” for the participants from Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Vaishali, Bihar.
During the five-day training, which kicked off on February 21, the farmers were trained in post harvest management and value addition of fruit and vegetable, low cost storage and food packaging for quality and safety, processing and value addition of technologies for soyabean, agro-processing tech- niques, cereal crops for value addition, practical of chilli processing, utilisation of potato waste for cattle feed.
Speaking on the occasion, head of the Transfer of Technology Deepak Raj Rai hoped that the farmers would have got hands-on-experience in foods processing technologies. “Farmers can contact us anytime for information and technical support,” he assured them, adding that the food-processing sector would expand a great deal owing to demands from urban pockets.
Raj Kumar Singh, one of the farmers, said that they especially liked technologies of soyabean milk and cattle feed. “We would like to start some project on returning to Bihar,” he added.