The postharvest training program will be launched in January 2015 by The Postharvest Education Foundation and have up to 40 young horticultural professionals currently working in developing countries enrolled over a period of 12 months during 2015. Training activities will include a wide assortment of reading, e-learning and fieldwork assignments to be undertaken by each trainee in their home country.
Participants can choose the crops they are most interested in, and focus on the technologies of most suitable for their region. A registration fee of $600 was charged for the 2015 training program, with a 50% discount available for those located in less developed countries. PEF will supply all the required training materials and provided participants with weekly online interactive sessions, feedback and mentoring. Priority will be given to those trainees who have the approval or permission of their supervisor, and it should be understood prior to applying that no financial compensation will be provided for the trainee’s time away from work.
Those trainees who successfully complete all ten e-learning assignments and submit four written reports will receive a Postharvest Training of Trainers Certificate of Completion and a Postharvest Tool Kit valued at over US$400. Successful trainees will be invited to travel at their own expense to work with our PEF team during January or February 2016 for a week-long workshop on implementing training programs for small-scale horticultural farmers at one of many new Postharvest Training and Services Centers. The top three participants in this year’s program (as evaluated and selected by the training team and PEF board of directors) will be awarded a PEF travel grant valued at up to $1500 to cover their travel expenses.
Agenda: 2015 E-learning AGENDA
Application request: please send an email to Dr. Lisa at kitinoja(at)postharvest.org with your request.
Deadline for applications is: December 31, 2014.
If you have been accepted but have not yet paid the registration fee, please contact Dr. Lisa at kitinoja(at)postharvest.org for payment instructions.