GrainPro Nepal Seminar 2017

Mero Agro organised a one-day GrainPro Nepal Seminar 2017 at Hotel Himalaya, Kupondole on Monday October 30, 2017. Mr. Tom de Bruin, President GrainPro Inc. Philippines and Mr. Avinash Wagh, Regional Manager Asia GrainPro Inc. were the guest speakers in the event. Several stakeholders from public sector, private sector, development projects (NGOs/INGOs) and media/press were present at the event.


The event kicked off with a very enlightening and motivating presentation by Mr. Avinash, who shed light on the various postharvest hermetic storage and drying solutions manufactured by GrainPro Inc., addressing the need of reducing postharvest losses for sustainability of global food security and nutrition. Mr. Tom further addressed how a major problem of drying the spring paddy (Chaite Dhaan) in Nepal can be tackled by the application of GrainPro’s Solar Bubble Dryer (SBD).

Mr. Bhola Man Singh Basnet from IRRI and Dr. Narahari Ghimire from Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project (PMAMP) seconded his idea of piloting the SBD in IRRI’s upcoming project and PMAMP. The application of GrainPro technology in Nepal was presented by Mr. Manish C. Shrestha from Mero Agro Pvt. Ltd., who further highlighted the need for collaboration amidst various concerned stakeholders in dissemination of knowledge regarding hermetic solutions and its correct application to the grassroot level smallholder farmers in order to establish reduce the postharvest losses prevalent in the country.