（英）Training Program on Rice Post-harvest Technology
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock
Following wheat, Rice is the second most important cereal crop of Afghanistan and also important summer crop after wheat cultivation for food security and income source, especially for small scale farmers in rice cultivated provinces in Afghanistan, which are mostly placed in Northern and North East area.
Poor post-harvest practices of rice in Afghanistan result in inferior quality of rice, and it cause low competitiveness in the market. In order to compete with imported rice from neighboring countries such as Pakistan, the quality of Afghan rice needs to be substantially improved. Otherwise the increased production will just end up in the price deterioration and give no economic benefit to rice growing farmers.
As result of better understanding of rice post-harvest processing technologies by the provincial Agriculture department staff of rice growing provinces in Afghanistan, the quality of rice is improved and its value as a commodity is increased while the post-harvest loss of rice is decreased in each province.
The purpose of the Training is the understanding of rice post-harvest processing technologies by the concerned staffs of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock is advanced, thereby resulting in proper policy formulation and will improve the quality of rice value as a second staple commodity and cash crop by decreasing the post-harvest loss of rice in each province.
1.Comprehensive understanding of post-harvest techniques;
2.Comprehensive understanding of rice harvesting methods (cutting, threshing, and cleaning including combine harvesting);
3.Inclusive understanding of technology for rice loss prevention;
4.Improved understanding on physical quality of paddy;
5.Improvement of ability to encourage the private sector’s to starting initiatives for rice post-harvest processing (rice processing machineries, equipment’s and plants);
6.Enhancement of proficiency of rice processing quality assessment and rice processing technology expansion.
1. Seminars on policy and theory of rice processing.
2. Filed visits of rice processing in Indonesia.
All expense of third country trainig course in Indonesia
15 persons for every year from Provincial Agriculture Department of rice growing provinces and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock(MAIL)
Ministry of Agriculture in Indonesia implements the training course.
This training is implemented collaboratively with the following project:
Rice-based Agriculture Development in Afghanistan (RIPA)[May 2011 to May 2015]
Competitiveness Study on Agriculture Value Chain, conducted by International Labour Organization, under the Project for Capacity Development and Institutional Strengthening of MAIL[May 2012 to April 2017]
The Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development Facility (CARD-F), supported by UKaid, focuses on rice value chain as one of the most important crop in Afghanistan and distributes agricultural machineries for rice cultivation.
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