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Learn About Post-Harvest Refrigeration

In today’s world, refrigeration, and the technology behind it, is one of the most important aspects in the food supply chain and paramount in getting food from the farm to the consumer in a fresh, edible and safe state. Not only food, but also cut flowers, seeds, extracted oils and other products produced by farms all need to be kept at an optimum temperature; hence an understanding of refrigeration may be very important to farmers, traders and manufacturers of most types of farm produce.

This course provides an introduction to refrigeration engineering, both theory and application, that is relevant for farming of:

  • Vegetables, Fruit and Herbs
  • Meat and Fish
  • Cut Flowers
  • Seed
  • Oil extracts and any other produce from a farm

Learn about post-harvest refrigeration of agricultural produce:

  • What to cool, chill, refrigerate or freeze
  • How it is done
  • The benefits for different farm produce

Course Code: BAG225

Course Duration: 100 hours of self paced studies


Course Structure 

There are eight lessons in this course:

1. Nature and Scope of Refrigeration

2. The Refrigeration Process

3. The Vapour Compression System

4. Heat Load Calculations

5. The Refrigeration Cycle: Refrigerants and Components

6. Applied Refrigeration: Farm Produce

7. Applied Refrigeration: Other Products

8. Freezing Goods

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Who This Course Is For?

  • Farmers, market gardeners, greenhouse growers, and others in the food production trades.
  • Producers of other perishable products that benefit form long-term cool storage like cut flower producers, seed producers, and oil producers.
  • Entrepreneurs considering a business with a focus on food produce, storage, or distribution.

Thinking of Enrolling? Get in Touch

Our friendly staff understand the importance of making the right choices when it comes to studying. We want to help you choose the right course whether it is for personal interest, upskilling, professional development, a new career, or a career change. 

Contact us and let us guide you on your learning pathway. 

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