R&D in Postharvest and Processing Technology for Food Security

Target Group:



Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar,  Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan, Yemen, and Thailand



Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Rwanda, South Sudan,Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe



Cook Island, Fiji, Marshalls Island, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea,Vanuatu, Solomon Island, Tonga, Tuvalu


Member Countries:


Education level:

Equivalent to a bachelor degree of science or have at least 1 year of related work experience


School of Agro-Industry


3 Weeks

Application deadline:

1 October 2020 

Class start:

10 Jan 2021

Class end:

31 Jan 2021

Tuition cost:

50,000 THB/person (excluding meal and traveling)

Class size:

15-20 participants


School of Agro-Industry
Mae Fah Luang University
333 Moo 1, Thasud
Chiang Rai, Thailand, 57100
Tel: (66 53) 916738, Fax: (66 53) 916738
E-mail: nattaya.kon@remove-thismfu.ac.th, sutthiwal.set@remove-thismfu.ac.th


“Food” is and has always been regarded as a necessity of life. Throughout our history we can trace back development and research for better food supply, management and safety as of the world population has risen while our access to resources remain the same or in some areas have even decreased. Our late King Bhumibhol, King Rama the 9th paid a particular attention to the Royal Projects ensuring that his subjects have good quality of life and granted the “New Theory” for the agricultural production. 

In recent years, the world has witnessed a global food crisis which create a knock on effects to people, society and environment. Being aware of the importance of the issues, the United Nations has announced Sustainable Development Goal 2: to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”, all of this reflects well how food security is prerequisite for people’s wellbeing. This training illustrates the urgency of an effective global response as global food security is a complex issue that requires urgent response from the international community. 

Mae Fah Luang University since its establishment, has been aware of the importance of food security issues. Throughout our 20 years of operation, school of Agro-Industry has been in a forefront of this region in accumulating knowledge, conducting research related to food. Applying new technology for security and safety of food and humanity throughout the supply chain will poised to drive the next wave of knowledge-based industries, is another powerful tool in addressing food security and hunger that can be used to boost supply of safe, nutritious and affordable food.

  • Core modules:
    • Overview on postharvest losses
    • Postharvest management of fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops
    • Postharvest management of cereals and legumes
    • Postharvest management of tea, and coffee
    • Application of packaging technology for agricultural produces
    • Improving the health-promoting properties of fruit and vegetable products
    • Quality measurement of raw materials and food products including chemical, physical, microbiological and consumer preference
    • Food processing and preservation techniques
    • Assuring food safety and quality
    • Agricultural waste utilization such as peel, seed, skin, bone and entrails
    • Logistics and Supply Chain for Agricultural Produces
    • Supply chain management
  • Special modules:
    • Practicing and demonstration of how to measure specific qualities of raw materials and food products
    • Practicing in postharvest technology of selected vegetables and tropical fruits
    • Practicing in processing of selected agricultural raw materials such as vegetables, tropical fruits, and rice
    • Project Assignment