Training Programs

Postharvest Technologies

Cutflower Handling and Storage

Principles of the various handling and storage techniques i.e. harvest maturity, packaging, sorting and grading, pulsing and conditioning use of flower preservatives, storage (dry pack and wet storage techniques) and temperature management.

  • By arrangement (1 day)
  • Venue: CSC
  • P 1,000 per person
  • Fee is exclusive of participant's board and lodging
  • Min. no. of participants: 10
  • Coordinator: Dr. Dormita R. del Carmen
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3138/ 3259
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Design and Establishment of Postharvest Infrastructure Facilities

Basic principles of design, layout and location of a packinghouse facility for fresh fruits, vegetables and cutflowers. Introduction to packinghouse operations and equipment e.g. sizer/sorter, washing tanks, drying racks, etc; includes design exercise for a basic packinghouse, hence, participants are encouraged to work on a design problem related to their commodity.

  • By arrangement (2 days)
  • P2,000 per person
  • Fee is exclusive of participant's board and lodging
  • Min. no. of participants: 5
  • Coordinator: Dr. Dormita R. del Carmen
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3138/ 3259
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Effective Teaching of Postharvest Horticulture Technology

The course focuses on developing skills in teaching postharvest technology through workshops, group discussions, and actual demonstrations. Basic postharvest handling principles, basic laboratory techniques, basic requirements in teaching postharvest and mechanism of integrating postharvest technology in the curriculum.

  • By arrangement
  • Venue: CSC
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Fee: P 6,000.00
  • Min. no. of participants: 6
  • Coordinator: Dr. Dormita R. del Carmen
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3138/ 3259
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Postharvest Handling of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Cutflowers

Theoretical and practical aspects of handling fresh fruits, vegetables and cutflowers after harvest, including methods of determining harvest maturity, packing house operations, grading and standardization, temperature management and storage techniques, ripening regulation, packaging and transport, food safety and quality assurance, postharvest disease control and minimal processing of fresh cuts; includes hands-on technology demonstration.

  • June 7-9, 2016 and can also schedule by arrangement
  • Venue: CSC
  • P3,000 per person
  • Fee is exclusive of participant's board and lodging
  • Min. no. of participants: 10
  • Coordinator: Dr. Dormita R. del Carmen
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3138/3259
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Research Internship on Postharvest Technology

Unstructured program tailored to suit individual participants’ needs. A project on commodity or an aspect of analysis of particular interest to the trainee will be worked out. Commodity evaluation and quality parameters; analytical methods; experimental design; data analysis and interpretation and handling trials.

  • By arrangement
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Fee: P 6,000.00
  • Min. no. of participants: 6
  • Coordinator: Dr. Dormita R. del Carmen
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3138/ 3259
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Short Course on Postharvest Handling of Perishables

The course covers the basic principles and concepts of perishable crop handling and the applications to specific handling systems. Overview of general postharvest handling principles, causes of product deterioration, harvesting methods, maturity indices, packing-house operations grading, packaging, storage, ripening, and postharvest pest control. Demonstration included.

  • By arrangement
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Course fee details to be announced
  • No. of participants: 15 - 25
  • Coordinator: Dr. Dormita R. del Carmen
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3138/ 3259
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Study Tour on Commercial Handling of Specific Commodities

The tour will be conducted in any three countries in the ASEAN region (including the Philippines) with commercial operations.

Philippine tour

  1. Packaging house operations for export banana (Davao)
  2. Pineapple production and processing and Citrus production and packaging house Operations (Davao) 
  3. Highland vegetables and cutflower production and handling systems (Baguio City) 

Foreign tour (ASEAN)

Fruit, vegetable and cutflower packinghouses and markets (depends on needs of participants).

  • By arrangement
  • Venue: CSC
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Coordinator: Dr. Dormita R. del Carmen
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3138/ 3259
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The ABC's of Handling Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Awareness of the basic aspects of post-harvest handling, simple handling techniques to maintain good quality of the produce and minimize product deterioration during distribution process up to retail display.

  • By arrangement (1 day)
  • P1,000 per person
  • Fee is exclusive of participant's board and lodging
  • Min. no. of participants: 10
  • Coordinator: Dr. Dormita R. del Carmen
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3138/3259
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The Art of Plant Preservation

Principles and techniques underlying the preservation of the various plant parts, focusing on the drying methods, handling and storage, and the creative uses of preserved plant parts. Participants will also be involved in the craft making of preserved plant parts for better appreciation and for possible livelihood or business opportunities. Simple method of costs and returns calculations to determine profitability of starting a business is also included.

  • By arrangement
  • Venue: CSC
  • P3,000 per person
  • Fee is exclusive of participant's board and lodging
  • Min. no. of participants: 5
  • Coordinator: Dr. Dormita R. del Carmen
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3138/ 3259
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Training on Postharvest Horticulture Research Methodologies

The course covers conceptualization and development of postharvest research (from experimental design, protocol preparation, data monitoring and methods of analysis) with hands-on exercises. Postharvest principles and concepts; physiological, physico-chemical changes, postharvest disorder and methods of analysis instrumentation; design of experiments; data analysis and interpretation..

  • By arrangement
  • Venue: CSC
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Fee: P 6,000.00
  • Min. no. of participants: 6
  • Coordinator: Dr. Dormita R. del Carmen
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3138/ 3259
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Trainor’s Training on Postharvest Horticulture

The course focuses on the design, conduct and management of postharvest extension programs (including training programs), applying the principles of adult education. Basic principles and concepts of postharvest handling from harvesting to distribution; postharvest extension methodologies, communication strategies and training management

  • By arrangement (or 2nd week of October 2015)
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Course fee details to be announced
  • No. of participants: 10 - 20
  • Coordinator: Dr. Dormita R. del Carmen
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3138/ 3259
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