IITA scientists train WFP Kano third-party warehouse managers on grain management best practices
IITA–CGIAR and the World Food Program (WFP), Kano, conducted grain management and hermetic storage training for WFP Kano third-party warehouse managers. The workshop took place on 29 and 30 August and aimed to build the participants’ capacity to manage food commodities effectively, preserve food quality and value, minimize damage and food waste, and safeguard the health and well-being of the consumers.
WFP and E-health staff were trained on the grain management chain and grain sampling for physical assessment. They also learned how to safely store and protect their grain using PICs bags, applying chemicals where necessary, and sampling each bag to check for damage before dispatch. They also learned standard cleaning techniques of grains and levels of pest attack and control in the store, and the different pests that attack grains in storage.