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The Cathy Rich Centre, which is located in Embilipitiya Sri Lanka, aims to enable people engaged in the micro and small-scale food-processing sector to develop relevant skills and technology, and to increase their access to information, which will contribute towards helping them gain control of their livelihoods and communities. more
  Agro Processing Training and Product Development  
The CRC operates within the Food Processing Technology industry it has the stated objective to enable micro and small-scale food entrepreneurs to become more prosperous, which would directly contribute to rural poverty reduction and improved livelihoods. Our core business involves facilitating the development of these enterprises by conducting and supporting research and development activities and by offering a series of food processing related training programmes.

Our training programmes include, technology advancement training in food processing (for example in: fruit and vegetables, grain, fish and dairy products, confectionery, bakery), food spoilage and preservation, food act, food packaging, management capacity development of entrepreneurs and rice flour based products. Additionally, the centre offers training of trainers (TOT) programmes that allows for the distribution of knowledge to a larger audience island-wide and also across South Asia.

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  Business Development for micro and small agro-food processors  
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