SAA Trains Extension Agents on Post-Harvest Management and Grain Quality Enhancement

Rice parboiling training in Nasarawa State, Nigeria
Rice parboiling training in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Funded by The Nippon Foundation, SAA organized a program to train 110 extension agents from four states (Gombe, Jigawa, Nasarawa, and Kano) on post-harvest loss reduction and the improvement of grain quality.

The topics included harvesting at the right time, proper threshing and drying techniques, and the use of hermetic storage. Additionally, the extension agents were trained in moisture measurement using The Dry Cards and digital meters, aflatoxin prevention through solarization, and chemical-free pest control methods.

A notable 93% of the participants grasped the importance of postharvest management in ensuring food safety. Equipped with training manuals and posters, these agents are now prepared to share the knowledge with farmers in their regions, empowering them to reduce losses and improve their livelihoods.

Retrieved from SAA E-Newsletter, issued in February 2024, titled "Transforming Food Systems in Nigeria"

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