Training Programs

Postharvest Technologies

Cutflower Handling and Storage

Principles of various handling and storage techniques for cutflowers and their application in the handling and marketing system.

  • By arrangement (1 day)
  • P 1,500 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)
  • P2,500 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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Internship on Postharvest Technology Research

Unstructured program tailored to the needs of participants(s) who may choose a particular postharvest discipline, subject problem area or commodity of interest. Includes conduct of laboratory experiment, handling trials, data analysis and report writing.

  • By arrangement
  • Min. no. of participants: individual or small group
  • Coordinator: Dr. Dormita R. del Carmen
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3138/ 3259
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Postharvest Handling and Quality Management of Horticultural Perishables

Enhancing participants’ technical capability and develop their skills on postharvest horticulture management focusing on meeting the requirements for quality and safety of fresh produce on the supply chain.

  • 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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Postharvest Handling Technologies for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and Ornamentals

Theoretical bases of postharvest handling technologies and their practical application to specific commodity and location, in order to minimize losses and maintain and ensure quality and safety of fresh produce.

  • 1 week (by arrangement)
  • Min. no. of participants: 5
  • Coordinator: Dr. Dormita R. del Carmen
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3138/3259
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Research Methodologies in Postharvest Horticulture

Developing and/or enhancing knowledge and skills of participants in conducting postharvest research from conceptualization to implementation. Includes protocol preparation, experimental design, data monitoring, methods of analysis and hands-on exercises.

  • 3-4 weeks (by arrangement)
  • Min. no. of participants: individual or small group
  • Coordinator: Dr. Dormita R. del Carmen
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3138/ 3259
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Study Tour on Commercial Handling of Specific Commodities

Field visits to horticultural farms packinghouses and wholesale and retail markets with commercial operations, and catering to local and exports markets. Can be done in 2 countries in ASEAN region including the Philippines.

  • 2 weeks (by arrangement)
  • 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 postharvest handling techniques to maintain good quality and minimize product deterioration during distribution up to retail.

    • By arrangement (1 day)
    • P1,500 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.

    • 2 days (by arrangement)
    • P4,000 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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    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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