Technology dissemination is one of the major activities of the institute which carried out through the Training and Extension division of the Research & Development centre, Anuradhapura and nine field centres located in major crop producing areas namely Ampara, Hambanthota, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Kurunegala, Polonnaruwa, Mathara, Jaffna and Galle conduct field training, field demonstrations and also provide consultancy and advisory services to farmers, traders, processors and other personal involved in post harvest operations.

The field centre at Ampara covers the districts of Ampara and Monaragala.The field centre at Nuwara Eliya covers the districts of Badulla and Nuwara Eliya and the field centre Hambanthota covers the districts of Hambanthota and part of the Ratnapura district. Newly established field centers, Kurunegala covers the districts of Kurunegala and Puttalam while Polonnaruwa covers district of Polonnaruwa. The field centre Kandy covers the districts of Kandy and Kegalle district.Field centre Jaffna covers the districts of Jaffna, Mulaithivu, Kilinochchi, Mannar and Vavunia. Galle and Kaluthara districts are covered by newly established Galle field center. The field extension unit of the R & D centre Anuradhapura undertakes the field extension activities of other districts.

The Institute conducts production/ extension oriented training programmes, aimed towards creating awareness and enhancement of the knowledge of producers, processors, traders and extension workers, from both public and private sector agencies, in the field of postharvest technology of grains, fruits and vegetables. However, to a limited extent, research oriented courses were also conducted providing experience in the research methodology for students of universities and other academic institutions. The institute conducts an average, 200 training courses per year and train 5000 individuals annually.

The institute also conducts development projects Island-wide to ensure the technology adoption in the post harvest sector.

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