ENTREPRENEURS APPRECIATED FOOD PROCESSING TRAINING PROGRAMME
Recently SIDO Mwanza conducted five days Training on Food Processing. The training programme took place in Mwanza and was attended by 18 participants (Men 8 and women 10) from Kasulu (Kigoma Region)), Kahama (Shinyanga Region), Nyamagana and Ilemela (Mwanza Region).
The training objective was to impart food processing technology to SMEs. Different food products were processed during the training include mango pickle, tomato sauce, tomato paste, nutritious flour, bread, cakes, wine, juice, dried vegetables and jam.
The guest of honor during closing ceremony was TCCIA Vice Chairman, Mwanza Region Mr. Leopord Lema. In his speech to the participants, among other things, he emphasized the participants to practice on what they learned and conduct business in a modern way. He also promised a maximum support to the participants when need arise.
On their speech participants promised to the guest of honor and the SIDO staff that, they are going to use the knowledge acquired immediately after reach their homes. They also requested SIDO to continue supporting them in issues such as credits, link them with other institutions like TFDA and TBS for products certification. They insisted that the training was useful to participants since the training will enable them to utilize available local resources and as end result reduce poverty, improve their living standard, creation of jobs and income generation to both household and government development.