ERIC Number: ED241767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Programming and Training for Small Farm Grain Storage. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Manual No. M-2B.
This handbook for Peace Corps agricultural programmers, trainers, and volunteers is designed to aid them in identifying storage problems and devising solutions to them. Part 1 covers grain storage project programming. Information provided for the volunteers involved in grain storage projects includes project goals and objectives as well as methods to assess local government interest and to investigate local storate conditions. Development of a strategy for volunteer involvement in postharvest project activities is discussed. The determination of program support needs and integration of storage project activities with rural development efforts are also considered. Local and international programming and training resources are suggested. Part 2 includes 11 training subject areas for use in storage program training sessions or in volunteer self-instruction. They are: grain and grain storage in the world food supply, movement of grain from harvest to consumer, physical properties of grain, moisture and its measurement, factors that threaten good preservation of grain, grain drying, insects and control, rodents and control, recognition of storage problems, design and field testing of improved storage technologies, and extension of improved storage technologies. For each area this information is provided: major subject areas, training objectives, suggested resources, suggested training exercises, and informative material. A project report is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Farmer Education, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Autoinstructional Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Farmers, Grains (Food), Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Pests, Program Development, Program Implementation, Storage, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Burton International School, Detroit, MI.