PEF GLOBAL POSTHARVEST E-LEARNING PROGRAM

As of December 2016, this program is FREE for all participants.

The PEF Global Postharvest E-learning Program is a year-long mentor-guided training program where you can learn at your own pace. Each participant can select their own crops of interest and conduct their assignments (readings, fieldwork and written reports) on the topics that they want most to learn more about. 

PEF supplies all the required training materials via GoogleDocs and provides participants with weekly online interactive sessions, feedback and mentoring via our LinkedIn discussion groups.

Those trainees who successfully complete all ten e-learning assignments and submit a completed TNA form and a final exam receive a Postharvest Training of Trainers Certificate of Completion.  

 

POSTHARVEST E-LEARNING PROGRAM HISTORY
Our PEF Global postharvest e-learning programs have been operating for five full years now, and have been a grand success. We hear on a regular basis from our 127 graduates and our many top performers, as they report on their new awards, grants, scholarships, and local training activities. Quite a few PEF trained "postharvest specialists" are working as private consultants while others have jobs as postharvest researchers, extension officers or in the private sector as postharvest trainers and educators.

Our e-learning graduates report in each November, and all told their postharvest training events, training of trainers and outreach efforts over the past four years have allowed us to reach nearly 120,000 small farmers, horticultural crops handlers and extension officers in Africa and South Asia (approximately 30,000 people each year in 25 countries have received postharvest training). As a group PEF graduate e-learners have strong expertise in identifying the causes and sources of food losses, using innovative postharvest technologies to reduce losses (via PICS bags, solar drying, ZECC cool storage, value addition via processing, food fortification, improved packaging, storage practices and marketing, etc.) and developing postharvest training programs for smallholder farmers, traders, processors and marketers.

2016: newly enrolled PEF Global e-learning program participants (20), Tanzania e-learning progam (14).

2014-15: Postharvest Education Foundation (21 young hort professionals trained, representing 14 developing countries).

2013-14: Postharvest Education Foundation (14 young hort professionals trained, representing 7 countries in SSA, mostly Africa).

2012-13: Postharvest Education Foundation (21 young hort professionals trained, representing 7 countries in SSA, mostly Africa).

2012-13: Postharvest Education Foundation/Amity University (14 young hort professionals trained, representing 7 countries in South Asia)

2011-12: Hort CRSP/PEF (36 young hort professionals trained, representing 7 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa) 
 

GRADUATES OF PEF TRAINING PROGRAMS/ALUMNI

 

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