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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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Animating extension: How Illinois researchers are using modern ICTs to impact society

By:  Kari Wozniak & Elizabeth Engele, ADM Institute True to its mission as a land-grant university, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a renowned leader in research, extension, and public engagement. Its long-standing tradition of making high-quality knowledge available to the public is enhanced by news ways of communicating and innovative technologies in today’s […]

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Research Funding and Skills Key to Food for Post-2015

Public spending on agricultural research must double in the next decade if the world is to successfully move to sustainable methods of food production, says a UN-backed report. http://www.scidev.net/global/funding/news/research-funding-and-skills-key-to-food-for-post-2015.html

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