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Harvesting the Future: FAO and the EU Improve Postharvest Conditions

Cambodia and the EU are working together to improve postharvest conditions (video) through distribution of tarpaulins and rice storage bins and the provision of complementary training. This specific project will affect about 9,000 families. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x80metnZK5Y&feature=channel_video_title

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Mekong Delta’s Postharvest Rice Losses Hit $635m

The post-harvest loss of rice in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta remains high, at 13.7 per cent, or US$635 million for the year, according to the deputy director of the Institute of Agriculture Engineering and Post Harvest Technology. Speaking at a conference in Can Tho City on Thursday on preserving rice after harvesting in the Delta, […]

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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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Experts Call for Improved Technologies to Reduce Loss in Rice Harvesting

Pointing out that post-harvest loss in rice occurred to the extent of 15 per cent, K. Alagusundaram, Director, Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur, suggested strategies for minimizing them. “Though paddy harvest is completely mechanized, there is still a need for developing mechanical harvesters that will not cause damage to either the grains or straw. […]

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