Postharvest Training and Services Centers (PTSC)

PEF e-learning programs include an assignment where trainees have the opportunity to design a PTSC for their own community of farmers, traders, processors and marketers.

The first PTSC was designed by Dr Lisa and set up in Cape Verde in 2008-09 while Lizanne Wheeler was Chief of Party for AgLand during an MCC project.  The next PTSC was set up in 2012 in Tanzania under the auspices of the World Vegetable Center with WFLO and UC Davis, funded by the Hort Innovation Lab. 

In Tanzania, the PTSC model was replicated in many districts by TAHA, MIVARF and several district-level projects undertaken by Min of Agric and Food officers.  Arusha, Lushoto and Njombe are some of the locations where PTSCs and farmer Service Centers now exist. 

In 2017-18, three more PTSCs were launched in Rwanda by ABA and local partners.

In 2018, two new PTSCs were launched in Kenya by Dr Jane Ambuko and her colleagues, working with the Rockefeller Foundation.  

This website provides a history and links to many resources for learning more about PTSCs and their utilization as postharvest learning platforms. 


Opening a regional postharvest training center

Success Story

Rwanda success story: Postharvest Training and Service Centers help a French bean exporter - 



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