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TOF for Farmer Leaders and Extension Staff, 16 - 20 June 2014, MCB Jengka, Pahang, Malaysia
Training course on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures for cocoa production in Jengka, Pahang.

A total of 35 participants comprising of farmer leaders (30) and local extension agents (5) in Pahang convened at the Cocoa Research and Development Center, Jengka, Pahang on 16 June 2014 for a training course on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures for cocoa production

Resource persons
  • Mr. Jeremy Ngim C.K., Supervisor (CABI)
  • Mr. Raize Shah Hussain (Leader), Master Facilitator, (MCB)
  • Mr. Mohamad Azahar Nordin, Master Facilitator, (MCB)
  • Mr. Mohamad Jaafar Bin Hussin, Master Facilitator, (MCB)
  • Dr. Rozita Osman, Master Facilitator, (MCB)
TOF curriculum for farmer leaders & extension staff

They were 20 topics related to cocoa agronomy, post-harvest, and pest and disease management. Both theory and practical aspects of the topics were given:

Theory
  • Project background
  • What is TOMF?
  • Constraints to cocoa production in Malaysia and globally
  • Cocoa safety regulations and SPS
  • Food safety and HACCP
  • Major pests and diseases of cocoa and its management
  • Shade management, pruning and its relationship with disease management
  • Fertiliser application in cocoa
  • Cocoa farm sanitation
  • Pest Application Technology (PAT) in cocoa
  • GAP in cocoa
  • Harvesting, pod storage and breaking
  • Fermentation and drying
  • Grading and storage
Practical
  • Cocoa cropping calendar
  • Biology and life cycle of major diseases and insect pests
  • Cocoa ecosystem
  • AESA
  • Insect and disease zoos
  • Breaking pods, fermentation and drying
  • Spraying with dyes
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