Small-Scale Postharvest Horticultural Training Workshop & Study Tour

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Small-Scale Postharvest Horticultural Training Workshop & Study Tour

June 19 - June 23

The Tuskegee University Global Center for Postharvest Research and Training, in conjunction with the Postharvest Education Foundation (PEF) and World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) will be hosting a 1-week “Small-scale Postharvest Handling Technologies of Horticultural Crops Short Course & Study Tour” June 19-23, 2017, at Tuskegee University.

Discussion topics encompass storage environments (temperature, humidity etc), harvest practices, maturity and quality, marketing strategies for small scale horticultural farmers; workshop activities will include construction of a zero energy control cooler, maintaining and managing a small-scale mobile coolbot trailer as well as simple solar dryers to add produce value.

The workshop is free of cost and up to 20 small-scale farmers will be partially reimbursed hotel expenses. For more information, contact Desmond Mortley at 334-727-8404, mortleyd@mytu.tuskegee.edu or Lucy Asare-Baah at 334-724-4901, lasare-baah@mytu.tuskegee.edu.

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Details

Start:
June 19
End:
June 23
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Organizer

Tuskegee University Global Center for Postharvest Research and Training
Phone:
334-727-8404
Email:
mortleyd@mytu.tuskegee.edu

Venue

Tuskeegee University: Mary Starke Harper Hall
1200 West Montgomery Road
Tuskeegee, AL 36088 United States
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