Post Harvest Handling and Management of Agricultural Produce

Do you know that up to 40-50% of the total produced root crops, fruits and vegetables are currently wasted during the post-harvest process? This is also similar to cereals, where food losses and waste go up to 30%. We want to change this by introducing participants to different post-harvest handling and management techniques that help to reduce post-harvest losses and food waste. If the techniques are properly applied, they will also lead to an increased income. Furthermore, the course also prepares you to meet export grades and quality standards of Tanzania for agricultural produce.

Skills you will acquire

We will train you on…

  • Basics of post-harvest handling
  • Quality factors for fresh horticultural crops
  • Maturity indices of horticultural crops
  • Quality standards of fresh horticultural produce and certification
  • General harvesting methods
  • Cooling principles
  • Packages and packaging operations of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Food safety
  • Transportation
  • Post-harvest disease management
  • Post-harvest handling of specific crops (roots and tubers, nightshades, cucurbits, citrus, tropical fruits, leafy and related vegetables)
  • Drying and storing principles

Course objectives

  • Participants enhance post-harvest quality by applying basic principles of post-harvest management to meet export and internal standards.
  • Participants understand post-harvest pests and diseases and how to prevent them.
  • Participants identify management and sanitation conditions and implement them a farm food safety plan.
  • Participants understand post-harvest physiology of specific fruits and vegetables and use proper post-harvest management practices to minimize losses/waste along the value chain.
  • Participants understand drying principles and use appropriate methods for storing dried produce.

Course 2020

  • 7th – 11th December 2020 — Course ID: PHM 001
(Please note that our training schedule is subject to change due to variable
course attendance. To confirm the course dates contact us as indicated below.)
Training Fee:TZS 300,000/= per participant, the fee is inclusive of training, materials, accommodation, meals at the centre and and transport to and from the training centre (from Morogoro city).
Facilitators:SAT Facilitators
Venue:SAT Training Centre in Vianzi (approx. 20km from Morogoro city)
Apply to:Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT), P.O.Box 6369, Morogoro,
+255 (0) 754 925560, +255 (0) 655 925560 info@kilimo.org
Application Forms:Use the link(s) below to download the application form(s)