Diane Barrett, University of California, Davis
A year of training for postharvest experts from Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Benin and Gabon culminates in the establishment of a model Postharvest and Training Services Center in Tanzania--which the new experts emulate in their home countries.
A Horticulture Innovation Lab team hosted the first-ever “Rwanda Postharvest Week,” in Kigali recently, with five days of training and conference events culminating in the Postharvest Innovation Competition awards.
The Horticulture Innovation Lab has awarded 15 new Trellis Fund grants to organizations in Africa and Asia, matching these new projects to 16 graduate students who will provide agriculture expertise requested by the organizations.
Gurbinder Gill highlights findings from a study of postharvest losses across four value chains in Rwanda, including tomatoes, peppers, bananas and sweet potatoes -- and what the findings mean for the horticulture sector.
Horticulture Innovation Lab researchers completed a year-long training for 36 postharvest “master trainers” from seven different African countries and opened a new Postharvest Training and Services Center in Tanzania.