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4m Bags Needed as Maize Stocks Dry Up

Kenya faces serious smuggling problems, all while reserves have dropped to levels sufficient enough for only two months. 4.5 million bags need to be imported to Kenya due to the shortage and the government is counting on an early harvest to abate the problem. http://www.nation.co.ke/News/4m+bags+needed+as+maize+stocks+dry+up+/-/1056/1195992/-/8fodmt/-/

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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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Maize Stocks Fall Sharply with Rise in Smuggling

Smuggling is yet another cause for PHL as one million bags of maize have disappeared and are thought to have been sent to southern Sudan. Accordingly, prices have doubled, stocks have decreased significantly, and the import duty on maize was waived so that the country could meet the demand of its citizens. http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Corporate+News/Maize+stocks+fall+sharply+with+rise++in+smuggling/-/539550/1195852/-/1032lwj/-/

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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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New Vistas for India-New Zealand Trade

New Zealand and India working on collaborative partnership – in the agricultural sector, NZ is helping India with its food security issue. NZ wants to revolutionize the post-harvest management logistics in India. India sees NZ expertise in agriculture as one that will aid in the reduction of their high postharvest loss. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2011-07-01/news/29726268_1_india-new-zealand-new-zealand-prime-minister-strategic-relationship

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2011 Grain Feed and Annual

Article analyzes factors contributing to wheat harvest losses in Afghanistan, as well as makes predictions for future harvest. Includes charts illustrating trends in prices of rice and other grains. http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/2011%20Grain%20and%20Feed%20Annual%20-%20May%202011_Kabul_Afghanistan_4-13-2011.pdf  

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NESG: Nigeria Loses 1.2tr Yearly to Poor Agric Development

Nigeria has conducted a study to understand the monetary and physical losses in their agricultural sector. Focusing on government involvement in order to use agricultural as a means of rural development (and to facilitate social cohesion). http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nesg-nigeria-loses-n1-2tr-yearly-to-poor-agric-devt/93198/  

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