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A dried-up well in South India shows how serious concerns are about water for farmers in Kadambur, a village near Chennai India. Credit: ADMI/K.Wozniak

Things Are Heating Up in India: Day 2

By: Shannon Dolehide and Ashley McInerney, Juniors 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 – March 22, 2015.  When we signed up for the 2015 Agricultural Supply Chains in India study tour, we knew it would be […]

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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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To Feed the World in 2050, We Need to Discuss Agriculture at UN Climate Change Talks

Farming First, a multi-stakeholder coalition of organizations promoting sustainable agriculture, advocates the discussion of agriculture at upcoming UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Warsaw, Poland this November. Farming First has published a guide designed as an aid for those taking part in climate change discussions. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anette-engelund-friis/to-feed-the-world-in-2050_b_3901000.html

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Food Prices to Double by 2030

International NGO focused on poverty, Oxfam, warns that the price of staple grains will more than double in the next 20 years, increasing by as much as 180% by 2030 for some crops such as maize. Climate change will cause much of the increase, followed by population, energy, and resource demands, Oxfam says. http://www.gbcghana.com/index.php?id=1.407227  

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Natural Resources Institute Published Two Reports on PHL

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) published two reports on reducing postharvest losses of cereal grains, focusing on the need to tackle losses in Sub-Saharan Africa and the effects of climate change on loss. http://www.nri.org/news/2013/

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Feeding 9 Billion: What Research Do we Prioritize to Find Solutions?

Cross-sector representatives met in April for the first Food Security Futures Conference. Participants discussed how to accomplish the wide array of food security goals on the international agenda, and agreed that public and private research is essential. The conference produced a list of priorities, one being to develop better metrics for evaluating food systems. http://www.ifpri.org/blog/feeding-9-billion-what-research-do-we-prioritize-find-solutions

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CGIAR Research Program Lists “Big Facts” about Food Waste

The CGIAR Research Program offers a compiled report of the most authoritative research on agriculture and climate change. The report lists “big facts”, visuals, and graphics on various topics, including food waste. http://ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts/food-waste/

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Climate Change Threatens Food Security

An expert interview discusses the danger of climate change to food crops. The worst case scenario includes a 20% loss of staple crops in coming years, which severely threatens global food security. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-07/climate-change-threatens-food-security/4507180

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Food Waste: Half Of All Food Ends Up Thrown Away

The International Mechanical Engineers Association released a report titled “Global Food: Waste Not Want Not” stating that 30-50% of all food globally is wasted or lost. The report describes various instances where loss occurs, ranging from storage issues in India to supermarket waste in the UK. The report received substantial media coverage, demonstrating rising public […]

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Global Food Security: the Role of Science and Technology

Wilton Park published a report from the October 2012 conference, Global food security: the role of science and technology. The report highlights key takeaways on postharvest loss-related topics such as farmer-scientist communication, extension, funding, knowledge gaps, public-private partnerships, and the role of government and regulation. (summary; full report)  http://reliefweb.int/report/world/global-food-security-role-science-and-technology

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