By Aheebwa Mubarak.
A 45years old Mahodi Jonathan of Kitoro village is a living testimony of how Post Harvest Handling (PHH) trainings from KRC have helped him reduce the post harvest losses he used to incur in his meager maize produce.
Left: Mahodi demonstrating how to use the tarp-line to dry the maize; Right: Mahodi showing the skills he taught his group members on store management from the knowledge he got from the Exposure visit in Kyaka.
Mahodi has been taken on as a role model to encourage other famers to change their mindset on PHH equipments. He says he used to dry from theground since his entire household lacked knowledge on postharvest handling that led to a number of losses every season. But ever since he was trained, he started practicing the skills. Mahodi now sells at a good price and is able to store some of his Longy 5 Maize variety that act as seeds for the next seasons.
During one of the trainings organized by KRC in Kitoro, Mahodi was the center of attraction as he recounted the benefits he has gotten from the Post Harvest Handling initiative. He was among the few members who were selected for the exchange visit in Kyaka where he got more knowledge on Storage and market linkages, that he promised to keep circulating to all group members.