Supported by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and organised by the township agricultural department, a paddy crop post-harvest technology training course took place at the agricultural education centre in Tatkon township of Nay Pyi Taw on 12 and 13 September.
At the training course, a staff officer from the township agricultural department and trainers taught post-harvest technologies, rice quality control, food safety on the farm, paddy yield in post-harvest time, quality-dominated production, storage, milling and technology concerning value added products with the use of projectors.
A total of 80 trainees — 60 farmers from the villages in Tatkon Township and 20 staff members from the agricultural department — attended the two-day course.
“We gain benefits from attending this course, and we can share this knowledge with other farmers around us. And we can manage to minimise post-harvest losses during monsoon paddy harvesting time”, said a paddy farmer.
A similar course was held in the assembly hall of a monastery in Nweyit village-tract on 10 and 11 September.
Tin Soe Lwin (Tatkon –IPRD)