Training Programs

Train-the-trainer workshop in Kenya and Senegal on use of low-cost moisture meter to help make decisions about grain drying

Train-the-trainer workshop in Kenya and Senegal on use of low-cost moisture meter to help make decisions about grain drying

Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute

Purdue hosted the Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute  in Summer 2016 for 25 young African leaders, supporting a White House initiative intended to empower and equip leaders from across the continent with new skills to become more effective entrepreneurs, with a focus on agriculture and engineering.  Two of the six weeks of training were focused on postharvest technologies.

Borlaug Fellows and Summer Institute

Purdue hosts an annual 2-week long learning program for ~40 graduate students attending U.S. institutions interested in global food security.  The session focuses on cross-disciplinary problem solving of real-world challenges, including the issue of postharvest losses. Many of the graduate student fellows are conducting research to improve post-harvest management practices in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  Examples of these projects include the design and utilization of solar driers for grains in Ghana, reducing aflatoxins found in maize hammer mills, and monitoring aflatoxin contamination in peanuts in Haiti.

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