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In Defence of Rwanda’s Agricultural Underperformance

Rwanda is being held back by education, irrigation and drought issues, and a perceived risk in agricultural payback. The Minister of Agriculture is focusing on crop intensification projects, consolidating farmer land into cooperatives, and investing in postharvest infrastructure as a means to address the subpar agricultural results. http://www.independent.co.ug/News/regional-news/4415-in-defence-of-rwandas-agricultural-underperformance

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ASEAN Food Security Conference, the CURE and ACIAR Training-Workshop

The IRRI Weekly Bulletin highlighted the ASEAN Food Security Conference, the CURE and ACIAR training-workshop on technology evaluation, the role of the Pinoy Rice Knowledge Bank’s for Philippine farmers and extension workers, and the IRRI-ADB project regarding “Addressing the Pre- and Postharvest Challenges in the Rice Supply Chain (in Phillipines).” http://irri.org/news-events/irri-bulletin/2011.29

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FG to Empower Women Farmers – Minister

Nigeria targets the empowerment of women through farming as a means of restoring the nation’s ‘lost glory in agriculture.’ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/07/fg-to-empower-women-farmers-minister/

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Packaging: Key to More Food and Economic Development

This magazine article illustrates the need to focus on packaging and postharvest technologies as joint efforts in the fight against food losses. http://www.makingitmagazine.net/?p=3685  

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Sub-regional Workshop on Post-harvest Loss Reduction in West Africa

A sub-regional workshop on post-harvest loss reduction in West Africa was held from 31 May – 3 June 2011 in Accra. The FAO collaborated with the World Bank and the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, to organize a workshop on the subject of post-harvest losses reduction. The workshop, which attracted 30 agricultural and […]

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Post-Harvest Management for Food Security tops FAO-Agriculture Dept meeting

A workshop was organized by the UN FAO in partnership with the Dept of Agriculture in The Gambia to discuss PHL. Particular focus was on grain cereals, pulses and oilseeds, “as these sectors constitute the predominant staples in many African communities in Africa.” The FAO and the Dept of Agriculture’s relationship has also recently led to the […]

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We Are Suffering ‘Double Double’ Under Mills, Ghanaians Tell Nana

Citizens and farmers complain to the 2012 New Patriot Part (NPP) candidate for President about the state of rural roads, blaming it for large postharvest losses and advocating for changes in the government approach.

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No Let-Up in Food Inflation, Say Economists

Economists show that food price inflation is linked to postharvest losses and will not likely come below 8% in the near future. http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/no-let-up-in-food-inflation-say-economists-111071200062_1.html

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African Union Signs MOU with UN FAO

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the African Union Commission (AUC) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was signed on July 5 at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The MoU defines the areas of cooperation between the two bodies in support of regional capacity building to reduce post harvest losses. […]

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Unified Effort to Tackle Rising Food Prices

Postharvest losses seen as factor in increase in food prices. Recommendation coming out of FAO Regional Consultation on Policy and Programmatic Actions to Address High Food Prices in the Caribbean has called for a Regional Technical Working Group on Monitoring and Managing Food Prices, with responsibilities for monitoring global and domestic prices and policies, recommending policy […]

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