The Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE) held a Five-Day Training Workshop on Food Processing as part of efforts to address challenges of global demand for safe food.
Speaking at the Workshop, the Director of CEADESE, Professor Okanlawon Onagbesan said food industries are facing challenges of shifting their mode of operation from supply-oriented to demand-oriented processing activities, which would lead to substantial value addition to raw agricultural products.
According to Onagbesan, who was represented by the Communication Officer of CEADESE, Professor Olusegun Folorunso, the training was aimed at making participants competent food processors and value addition experts because of the need to improve the capacity of processors in the specialised areas of Food Processing and Storage Technology in the sub-region of West Africa.
The Director further stated that the training would cover industrial processing of dairy products, fundamentals of meat processing, production, among others.
The Workshop Co-coordinator, Professor Lateef Sanni in his Keynote Address noted that at the end of the training, those who do not know much about food processing have learnt a lot, adding that not every food can be taken in their natural form, hence, reasons for processing in order to make it safe for human consumption.