PHDEC while consolidating on its mandate conducted a webinar on “Value-added products of Citrus”.
The purpose of the webinar was to share possible interventions in value-addition of citrus. Target audiences of the webinar were processors, progressive growers, R&D and private companies. The stakeholders were from all over the Pakistan.
CEO, PHDEC Mr. Athar Hussain Khokhar extended PHDEC’s support to all stakeholders in any product and export related matters.
Senior Scientist (Food Technology) from Citrus Research Institute Sargodha explained Pre-Cooling Technology for citrus fruit, canning, grading, packing technology, modified atmosphere technology, drying and processing technology for citrus #fruit in Pakistan.
He emphasized on Establishment of agro-processing training institutes, Bulk-handling and storage technology at farms levels, establishing of small food processing plants at district level and encourage direct marketing of products by the farmers.
A large number of processors, progressive growers, R&D, private companies and academia participated in the webinar and lauded PHDEC’s initiative.