SESRIC





Training Course on Design and Engineering of Cold Storage and Hydroponic Greenhouses
 
Date : 22-26 April 2019 Venue : Mersin - Turkey

SESRIC organised a Training Course on Designing and Engineering of Cold Storage and Hydroponic Greenhouses on 22-26 April 2019 in Mersin, Turkey, for the experts from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) of Afghanistan.

Provided by Alata Horticultural Research Institute in Mersin, the training was organised within the framework of the OIC Agriculture Capacity Building Programme (OIC-AgriCaB) and aimed to strengthen the Afghan cold storage chain for perishable products in consumer markets, facilitate the linkage between grower, traders and consumers, as well as help assure better prices for the market.

The Course included discussion activities with a focus on the following topics:

  • Definition of Greenhouse
  • Turkey and World Greenhouses
  • Classification of Greenhouses and Hydroponic Greenhouses
  • Factors Affecting the Greenhouse Location Selection
  • Greenhouse Construction Techniques
  • Automation in Greenhouses
  • Construction of Cold Storage
  • Transportation Condition of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Postharvest losses in fresh fruits and vegetables

The Training Course also included visits to relevant institutions in the city of Mersin, such as the Hydroponic Greenhouse, the Greenhouse Production Company, Packinghouse and the Cold Storage of Producers.

SESRIC organises regular capacity building programmes in various fields for the benefit of the OIC Member Countries to enhance the capacities of relevant institutions.

For more information on the OIC Agriculture Capacity Building Programme (OIC-AgriCaB) and its activities, please visit: http://www.oicvet.org/cbp-agricab.php

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