News » Collaboration Training for Improved Post-harvest Management

(adm/Aug 02, 2019)

Indonesia has become part of  Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) members together with Malaysia and Turkey. Meanwhile, agriculture is the strategic sector for Indonesia and many other Islamic countries.

Post-harvest management of agricultural product has important role in maintaining the quality of product and also minimizing the losses during the post-harvest process. Management in storage and warehousing of the fresh produce and seeds are part of post-harvest processes which are very critical.

Improper management on storage and warehouse will reduce both quality and quantity of agricultural product and will lead to significant economic losses. Improvement in the management practices in storage and management is important to increase the economic values of agricultural product and will sustain food security in Islamic countries.

Indonesia together with Malaysia and Turkey have collaborated in the COMCEC supported project, collaboration between the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry with MARDI (Malaysia Agriculture Research and Development Institute) on Training and Workshop on Capacity Building on Warehousing and Storage Management in Putrajaya, Malaysia during 22 – 26 last July .

Seven delegates from Indonesia participated in this training from IAARD (Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development) and Indonesian lead farmers. Through this training and workshop, Indonesian stakeholders and farmers were able to gain new knowledge and learn new technologies on storage and warehouse management from the expert from Malaysia and Turkey.

During the training workshop delegates from Indonesia share their experiences which might be relevant to be adopted in other countries. It is expected that the interaction with the expert and farmers from Malaysia and Turkey on this occasion will continue in the future through productive collaborative works to solve a common problem in storage and warehouse management in Islamic countries.