Interstate Training on Food Processing

Interstate Training on Food Processing to Tamil Nadu Extension Functionaries

A three days interstate training programme on "Food Processing" was organized at EEI, Hyderabad to Agriculture Business & Agriculture Marketing Extension Officers of Tamil Nadu State from 24.04.2018 to 26.04.2018. The programme was organized on consultancy basis in collaboration with SAMETI, Kudimianmalai, Tamilnadu under "Support to State Extension Programmes for Extension reforms Scheme".

The programme was fabricated with sessions on Food processing in India, Processing technologies in fruits, vegetables, cereals and millets, Value addition to underutilized foods, Processing of functional foods and nutraceuticals, Opportunities in food processing, Post harvest technologies in food processing and Food safety aspects. Visits were arranged to millets incubation centre, PJTSAU and Centre of Excellence IIMR, Hyderabad.

The programme was intended to equip the trainee officers with opportunities and challenges in food processing sector in India and processing of different foods so that they can promote food based enterprises in their state. The field visits were aimed at exposing the trainees to latest machinery in food processing sector.

During the valedictory session held on 26.04.2018, the participants expressed their happiness over the conduct of the programme and suggested to include interactive sessions by agri-prenuers and practical demonstrations in food processing so that they get firsthand experience. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. K. Madhu Babu, Director, EEI stressed on the importance of value addition in food processing sector and requested the participants to implement the learnings made through the programme. The training was coordinated by Dr.I.S.Rao and Dr.M.Preethi, Professors, EEI, Hyderabad.

Dr. I S Rao, Professor and University Head (Extension), Programme Coordinator addressing the trainees of Food Processing training programme organised at EEI, Hyderabad from 24th April to 26th April 2018.
Dr. K. Madhubabu, Professor and Director, EEI, Hyd presenting certificate to the JDA (trainee) on successful completion of the programme.
Dr. K. Madhubabu Professor and Director, EEI, Hyd addressing the trainees during Valedictory of the programme.

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