RAJSHAHI Speakers urged the field level agricultural
officials and others concerned to bring the growers along with their family
members under training on green mango handling and processing as there is a
good market of processed products in both home and abroad.
Every year huge quantities of green mango drop immaturely due to storm or
other natural calamities before harvesting time causing huge financial loss
to the growers. There are many scopes of processing and preserving the fallen
mangoes through adopting modern technologies to recover the financial loss of
They came up with the observation while addressing the opening ceremony of
a two day training of trainers titled Green Mango Postharvest Handling and
Processing at Fruit Research Station (FRS) here today.
Postharvest Technology Division (PTD) of Bangladesh Agriculture Research
Institute (BARI) organized the training in association with its Green Mango
Processing and Preservation Programme.
Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture Extension Shamsul Haque
addressed the session as the chief guest while PTD Chief Scientific Officer
Hafizul Haque Khan and its Senior Scientific Officer Dr Golam Ferdous
Chowdhury spoke as special guests with FRS Principal Scientific Officer Dr
Alim Uddin in the chair.
Hafizul Khan said proper handling processing packaging transportation
and storage can help loss of substantial amount of immature mango every year.
He laid importance on disseminating the knowledge on the technologies
developed by PTD for processing green mangoes and expanding those at growers
In the two day training the participants are being given practical ideas
and knowledge on preparing processed products like mango juice mango bar
pickles dried mango products dehydrated and canned mango products.
More than 30 persons including sub assistant agriculture officers senior
scientific assistants scientific assistants and school teachers are taking
part in the training.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)