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Training for Southeast Asian region (UGA 37)

Approach

The goal of UGA 37 was to provide training for both Thai national and Southeast Asia scientists and end-users on post-harvest handling, technologies for processing and utilization, technologies for post-harvest storage and technologies and conditions affecting shelf-life of peanut products. The training can occur at village level or at Kasetsart University.

Achievements

New and improved post-harvest and processing technologies were introduced to Thailand nationals and Southeast Asian individuals (researchers, extension workers, private processors), and women and men small-scale processors through training. The technologies include the manual sorting of peanuts to reduce aflatoxin contamination, use of Elisa kits for quick analysis of aflatoxin in peanuts, post-harvest storage technologies, and other situations, which would benefit the local food industry and consumers. A significant feature of the training is that it occurs at the village levels and at Kasetsart University. A specific impact of this project was reported above in an impact study conducted by NCS 07S.

Focus

Consumer values


Principal Investigator

Dr. Anna Resurreccion
University of Georgia

 


Thailand Collaborators

Dr. Penkwan Chompreeda, Kasetsart University
Prof. Vichai Haruthaithanasan, Kasetsart University
Dr. Juangjun Duangparta, Kasetsart University
Dr. Amarda Chinapkuthi, Department of Agriculture, Bangkok