Cereals and Pulses Inspection and Grading Course


Cereal & Pulse inspection & grading standards facilitates grain merchandising through the use of uniform tests and terms. Grading of cereals most importantly helps in ensuring continued improvement in the quality of grains in the market and ultimately significantly contributes to good health of the citizen at large. This will eventually reduce the prevalence of diseases associated with poor handling and storage of grains. Grades are assigned based on a sample’s ability to meet tolerances or specifications for various grading factors. A grading factor represents the physical condition of grain. This condition can be a result of growing conditions, time of harvesting, handling procedures or storage practices.


5 Days

Who Should Attend

  • farmers
  • farm workers
  • agronomists
  • small holders

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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
CPG001 16 Oct 2023 - 20 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
CPG001 20 Nov 2023 - 24 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
CPG001 18 Dec 2023 - 22 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
Kigali Schedules:
Mombasa Schedules:
Nakuru Schedules:
Kisumu Schedules:
Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.

Course Objectives

  • Enghance Sampling and analysis (according to industry methodologies and specifications
  • Understanding Fields inspection
  • Uderstanding Inland cargo control and pre-shipment inspection

Course Outline

Module 1;Sampling and analysis (according to industry methodologies and specifications

  • On-site grading and weighing
  • Loading and discharge supervision
  • Vessel hatches and holds inspection
  • Draft surveys
  • Stock and fumigation monitoring

Module 2;Fields inspection

  • Soil analysis
  • Soil mapping
  • Seed testing
  • Post-harvest grading

Module 3;Inland cargo control and pre-shipment inspection

  • Identification of cargo for shipment
  • Sampling of goods in storage facilities

Module 4;Loading and discharge supervision

  • Verification of cleanliness and water tightness of vessel or barge
  • Continuous sampling – representative sampling based on GAFTA rules and regulations
  • Photographic reporting

Module 5;Weighing and sampling

  • Verification of weighing scales
  • Composition of reference samples, sealing, retention

Laboratory testing

  • A complete offer of physical and chemical analyses

Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] or [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 , +250 789621067 ,or mail [email protected] or [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]

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