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  1. Training Course on Postharvest Practices: Experiences and Best Practices in Israel and Thailand 28 March – 8 April 2011 Organized by the Mekong Institute Jointly Sponsored by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs Israel and Thailand By JutamasThongcharoen http://www.mekonginstitute.org/

  2. Participants - Countries Total 25 participants Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam 5 6 5 7 2 http://www.mekonginstitute.org/

  3. Participants - Gender http://www.mekonginstitute.org/

  4. Participants - Background http://www.mekonginstitute.org/

  5. Objectives • Understand the physiological, pathological & environmental factors involved in the deterioration of fresh agricultural produce • Learn postharvest technologies that could delay senescence, reduce loss and maintain the best possible quality of the produce • Initiate, research, teach and transfer knowledge to extension workers and farmers • Establish a network of postharvest practitioners that will continue to build postharvest information and technology, share market intelligence, and deliver information to small-scale producers/farmers • Reflect on lessons learned and innovations during the transferring phase

  6. Resource Persons • Dr Yoram Fuchs, Emeritus Plant Physiologist • Dr Ron Porat, International Trainer • Department of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce • Agricultural Research Organisation (ARO) • The Volcani Center • Ministry of Agriculture, State of Israel http://www.mekonginstitute.org/

  7. Facilitators Ms Maria Theresa S. Madialdia (Tess) Ms Jutamas Thongcharoen(Nue) MrOueeKittikhoun Ms Hao Wen http://www.mekonginstitute.org/

  8. Course Content http://www.mekonginstitute.org/

  9. Course Content • Module 1: Overview of Postharvest Handling: Importance and Systems Perspective Module 2: Pre-harvest and Harvest Factors Affecting Postharvest Quality Module 3: Physiological and Chemical Processes in Harvested Commodities • Module 4: Postharvest Handling Technologies • Module 5: Indigenous Postharvest Practices http://www.mekonginstitute.org/

  10. Field Visits SWIFT Talaad Thai http://www.mekonginstitute.org/

  11. Evaluation http://www.mekonginstitute.org/

  12. Evaluation: Content

  13. Evaluation: Content

  14. Evaluation: Content

  15. Evaluation: Content

  16. Evaluation: Usefulness & Expectation

  17. Evaluation: Field Trips

  18. Evaluation Most important lessons you have learned? • Waxing • Small packing house • Hot water treatment • Cool storage • Pre-harvest factors What were not covered? • Practice about using CO2 and SO2 • Economic importance of post harvest • Application of IPM • Postharvest Practices of Shallot

  19. Evaluation: Contacts & Training Period

  20. Pre-Post Self Assessment Pre Self Assessment 2.39 2= Minimal Awareness 3= Partial Knowledge • Post Self Assessment 3.80 3=Partial Knowledge 4= Working Knowledge

  21. Mood Meter

  22. Flash Back http://www.mekonginstitute.org/

  23. Opening Ceremony

  24. Getting to Know Each Other

  25. Class Activities Lectures

  26. Class Activities

  27. Sharing Experiences

  28. Board of Directors

  29. Field Visit: SWIFT http://www.mekonginstitute.org/

  30. Field Visit: Wholesale Market (Talaad Thai)

  31. Action Plan

  32. Weekend Trip

  33. THANK YOU VERY MUCH HAVE A SAFE TRIP BACK HOME http://www.mekonginstitute.org/