PHDEC (Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company) successfully conducted a highly informative webinar on the topic of “Value-added products of Potato.” 🥔
The main objective of this webinar was to share valuable insights into the development of value-added potato products. We had the pleasure of hosting a diverse audience comprising processors, progressive growers, R&D professionals, and private companies from all across Pakistan. 🇵🇰
The distinguished guest speakers made this webinar truly enlightening. Dr. Syed Ijaz Ul Hassan, Chief Scientist from the esteemed Potato Research Institute in Sahiwal, took us through the entire potato value chain. He elaborated on the vast scope of value-addition, discussed the quality characteristics of potatoes for processing, and shared invaluable knowledge about various value-added potato products.
Furthermore, we had the honor of hearing from Ch. Maqsood Ahmad Jatt, Vice President of Potato Growers Co-op Society in Okara. He highlighted the importance of establishing agro-processing training institutes, the need for small food processing plants at the district level, and the encouragement of direct marketing of products by our dedicated farmers.
We were delighted to witness a tremendous turnout at the webinar, with active participation from numerous processors, progressive growers, R&D experts, private companies, and academia. The engagement and enthusiasm displayed by the attendees truly showcased their appreciation for PHDEC’s initiative in organizing this event.