Training on Processing Technology of Agricultural Products for Tanzania, 11th – 17th October, 2019
Between 11th to 17th October, 2019, Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation (NAM CSSTC) in collaboration with the Government of Indonesia and the Regional Administrative Office of Mbeya-Tanzania conducted Training on Processing Technology of Agricultural Products in the Mbeya District, Tanzania. The programme was designed to facilitate collaboration between Indonesian and Tanzanian agriculture entrepreneurs. It was also one of NAM CSSTC programmes to encourage cooperation and sharing of knowledge, expertise and good practice among developing countries.
With the training, growers, food processors and extension staffs in Mbeya further motivated in using processing techniques that boost productivity. They were also able to enhance value with respect to their agricultural products’ prices.
Ambassador Ronny Prasetyo Yuliantoro, Director for NAM CSSTC, commenced the training. Three trainers from National Agricultural Training Centre (NATC) of Ketindan and Centre for Integrated Agribusiness Development (CIAD) facilitated the training. The Training attended by 40 participants, divided into three groups. They represented farmers’ group, extension office, congregation of sisters and army. Primary activities surrounded on cassava, sweet potato and maize products.
Introduction on cassava, sweet potato and maize was started with demonstration. The analysis of final products generated from the three crops was given by Dr. Diana Triswaningsih, NATC of Ketindan trainer.
Participants were allowed to practice food processing, among others, sweet potato cookies, brownies and cake; cassava doughnut, stick and chip; as well as nugget, strawberry jam, yam stick and pizza. Food processing is important for the fulfilment of the nutritional needs of the body.
The training concluded at Matema Beach. The Head of Chancery (HOC) of Indonesian Embassy, Wahono, delivered all participants certificates.