Post-Harvest Management in the Agricultural Value Chain
In the implementation of TEDMAG trainings within the districts some gaps were identified, it was during the regional TEDMAG engagement workshop that these gaps were extensively discussed for necessary action to be taken to ensure sustainability of TEDMAG activities in the districts. In line with this the Municipal developed an action plan to train Staff on a number of topics based on identified gaps. After the workshop it was further noticed during a monitoring visit that the action plan should be revised to take care of another key issue pertaining in the Municipal. The revised action plan added a training of staff on post- harvest management in the Agricultural value chain.
Staff seated at the Training Session
Staff were taken through a number of topics adopted from the TEDMAG training manual that have been treated in pervious training sessions to ensure continuous capacity building. These topics included value chain with focus on post-harvest management, the economics of post-harvest loss, calculation of cost and benefit of adding value to product, standards necessary for maximizing food value, points in the value chain where food safety can be compromised, some organizations and resources to which agricultural value chain actors can refer for information on handling and processing food. This training is aimed to assist agriculture to be more market oriented than before and also to help extension to work closely with all stakeholders in the Agricultural value – chain
MAO Extension giving a Presentation during the Training
In conclusion all field staff are expected to repeat this training in their various operational areas for the stakeholders to get a better understating of all the topics. Supervision and Monitoring will be conducted by DDA, MAOs and other Assembly staff to ensure continuous learning and sustainability.
|Emmanuel Courage Narh
|Asare Nsiah Obed
|Ruth F.M. Teye
|Peter Teteh Botwe
|Daniel Akumfi Ameyaw
|Dr. Juliana K. Adu
|William Asiedu Akrofi
|Mercy Adobea Opare