|UNISWORK XIV International Workshop and Study Tour Program on "Food Packaging and Storage" was held on 14-18 December 2015 at TUBITAK Marmara Research Center, Food Institute. The program was supported by Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology (MSIT), TICA (Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency) and UNIDO. The idea was through the exchange of various experiences in different regions to enhance cooperation among various countries in the field of food packaging and storage technologies for the development and upgrading of agro-food processing local capabilities. The project facilitated sharing the national experiences of participants from universities, ministries, national research institutes and the related institutions coming from Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Ukraine, Tunisia, Tanzania, Laos and Turkey with theoretical knowledge and practical experience on food packaging and storage.
The program included the lectures on food packaging and storage, country presentations, laboratory practices, technical visits, cultural visits, opening and closing ceremonies. Lecturers were from TUBITAK MRC, private sector and ministry. All participants evaluated the program with very positive remarks and they mentioned that this program was very fruitful and beneficial for them. They suggested repeating this program and organizing similar ones in future.