Welcome to the IRRI’s
Post Production Course!

Did you know that ...?
In many developing countries between 25 and 50% of the total value of rice grain is lost between harvest and consumption!!!

These losses occur mainly because of spoilage and wastage at the farm level, poor storage, reduced milling yields, and grain quality reduction during processing.

This results in lower income for the farmer, higher prices for consumers, and greater pressure on the environment as farmers use more land to grow more rice

In this post production course, you will be shown how grain losses can be minimized and rice quality maintained for a longer time period.

This course has been designed to assist post harvest practitioners and extension workers to help farmers manage their crop after harvest.

The goals of this course are:

  1. to give you an understanding of the different stages of the rice post production system
  2. to show how to keep losses in quantity and quality to a minimum.

After completion of this course you will have an understanding of the different factors that affect rice quality and the processes involved from harvest to consumption.

The course is made up of seven modules:

Post Production Management: Explains the main components of Post Production
Discusess good harvesting practices and its possible problems
Discusses the importance of good drying procedures
Explains the importance of good storage, the available methods and possible problems
Reviews the different types and components of rice mills and their relation to rice quality
Rice Quality:
Discusses the main factors that make up the quality of rice
Summary of the 6 previous modules and a quiz about the course

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