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This publication is the Report of the Proceedings of the Regional Training of Trainers Course conducted by the Regional Network for Inter-Country Cooperation on Post Harvest Technology and Quality Control of Foodgrains (REGNET) with the support of UNDP/FAO Project RAS/86/189 and the joint collaboration of the National food Authority (NFA) and the National Post Harvest Institute on Research and Extension (NAPHIRE) of the Republic of the Philippines.

This Training Course was conducted on June 6-18, 1988 at the NAPHIRE facilities, located at the Central Luzon University Campus in Munoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. The main objectives of the training were to strengthen the training capabilities of participating Network member countries and to enhance the transfer of existing technologies in Integrated Pest Management among institutions and national agencies in the Region.

Selected post harvest technology specialists in the Region, including the active participation of the private sector, provided the technical expertise on the various subjects covered. This training is the first of REGNET's two initiatives on Integrated Pest Management in food grains, with the second being held in Pakistan in April, 1989.

This publication covers the five working modules of Integrated Pest Management used in this course-the current state-of-the-art Asian grain post harvest industry, grain properties, pest infestation during storage, storage methods and systems, and training and extension methods. These components have been integrated in several training methodologies which included lectures, open forums, hands-on laboratory work, field simulation exercises and Country reports, both in big and small working groups for maximum learning.

This serves, therefore, as a technical reference manual for Post Harvest Technology institutes wishing to plan or conduct similar training courses at the national level, research and development specialists, post harvest technologists, rural extensionists, or even policy makers who may use the contained information to formulate new research, development, extension, or policy-generating activities, and for agricultural engineering, food science and technology students who may use this book as a text reference.

R.L Semple, P.A. Hicks, J.V. Lozare, and A. Castermans

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