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Travelogue 1: Greetings from India

By Natalie Ferris, senior in horticulture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign This series of posts was written by students in the ACES 298: Postharvest Loss Prevention study abroad program, which introduces participants to postharvest processes of grains and perishables and loss prevention in the Bihar and Punjab areas of India. After our long […]

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Reflection on stepping out of our comfort zones in India

By Rachael Jensen and Annie Stasaitis, College of Business Supply Chain Management students  The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India in March 2015. As our trip comes to a close, we now have time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished during our time in India. The […]

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Other Localized Supply Chains: Observations from an Auto Plant Tour

By Daniel Bodemer and Cody Williams, Supply Chain Management students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India in March 2015. We spent the first six days of our trip learning about postharvest loss and the culture of India. Our […]

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What We Found Different about Farming Systems in North versus South India

By Joel Hood and Abby Sugar, Supply Chain Management students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India in March 2015. Today, the SCM group had the opportunity to interview farmers from northern India. Although this was our first interaction […]

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Commissioner Commentary: Discovering the Roles of the Middleman

By Katie Janson and Elayna Kramer, Supply Chain Management students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India in March 2015. While interviewing the farmers in Chennai, we kept hearing about a “middleman,” but we never had the pleasure of […]

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Illinois students at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. Credit: ADMI/K.Wozniak

What Seeing a World Wonder was Like on Our First International Trip

By John Mueller and John Pease, Supply Chain Management students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India in March 2015. When we hopped on the bus for the fifth day of this amazing trip, we were extremely excited to witness […]

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Contrasts in India, Day 4

By Mary Happ, senior in Crop Science, and Cruz Xu, sophomore in Supply Chain Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India in March 2015. Stepping off the domestic flight to New Delhi, it was clear we were in a whole […]

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Biosensing for Advancing Quality of Agricultural Produce in Bangladesh

By Md. Abdul Momin, Department of Farm Power and Machinery, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh This post is part of the ADM Institute’s #PreventPHL blog campaign, following up on the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention. To read more posts in the series, click here. Firstly, I am truly grateful to ADM Institute, University of Illinois, USA, for providing […]

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Afghanistan Inaugurates First Strategic Grain Reserve

The World Food Programme and Afghan officials inaugurated the first Strategic Grain Reserve in the country. This important measure will protect food supplies against commonly faced natural disasters and help stabilize local wheat prices in times of shortage. Officials state that this is a first step in an initiative to develop and improve food system […]

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FCI to Create Additional 5.4 Lakh Tonnes of Food Grain Storage Capacity in NE

The Food Corporation of India will create an additional 5.4 lakh tonnes of food grain capacity in the North Eastern States. Given the “strategic importance” of the region, the FCI has prepared a special package exclusively for the North East. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-09-18/news/42183357_1_fci-tonnes-lakh

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