IRRI, Practical Action, and VPKA Foundation and five local millers.
The meeting builds on a previous exposure tour where millers were taught about improved technologies for mechanical drying of paddy.
As a supplement to the meeting, attendees made field visits to the represented mills to conduct site assessment of where mechanical dryers could be installed.
The millers had particular interest on improving drying and milling of newly released varieties, such as BRRI 50, to gain market acceptance and thus help farmers and other postharvest actors gain better prices.
The meeting received TV, internet and a national newspaper (see above right).
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