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Robert commented on Postharvest Training and Service Center

Hi Chioma Ume

-How might you reach small-holder farmers in the field — for those that may not have time to come to the training center. Are there any plans to deepen engagement and training with farmers on site by going to where they are?

We are to form structures right from the village level parish, County and sub county, Small Scale Farmers (SSF) are identified at district level, trained as (Training of Trainers) ToT and equipped with training skills at a District level. Each Trainer goes back to the field to train others on site as we monitor and guide them during our Bi-Weekly visits to the villages.

How will the training center finance itself? What will be provided and at what value? How will scale-up be achieved?

The center is to Seek for Local support from Government programs to Stock the PTSC initially. thereafter selling affordable equipment and Materials to SSF as a sustainability strategy. Educational Materials, packaging, Transportation, sorting and sizing rings will be made from local materials and lots of trainings at the center for the locals.