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Education, Training & Information Transfer

Education, Training and Information Transfer to Minimize Postharvest Losses – Scientific Animations Without Borders

Principal Investigators: Barry Pittendrigh, Julia Bello-Bravo, Francisco Seufferheld, and Madhu Viswanathan
[Departments of Entomology, International Programs and Studies, & Business Administration]

This research team concentrates on developing a platform for educational materials that can be used to educate and train low-literate learners, specifically individuals directly involved in the day-to-day activities of postharvest processes. These educational materials will be created through the use of highly detailed animations, demonstrating specific techniques or practices that can reduce postharvest losses. The animations can easily be given voice overlays in local languages and dialects and disseminated through cell-phones and computers.

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