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Students interviewing a woman about her life as a farmer during a series of interviews of locals from the Chennai area. Credit: ADMI/K. Wozniak

Hearing from Locals on Farming in South India: Day 1

By: Joe Goley and Korawat (Kay) Tanwisuth, Sophomores 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 21, 2015. We started the first of our nine-day journey with a blessing from Hindu priests in a local temple in […]

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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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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">Students observe planting in a paddy field <em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em></span>

Southern Indian Hospitality

by Elyse Kelly and Mary Styzek, Juniors in Supply Chain Management 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. Heading out on the bus the first day we quickly realized that our windows were not tinted. Our high-rise tour bus allowed […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">Students try typical south Indian cuisine in Chennai <em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em></span>

Taste of India

by Casey Dollinger and Elizabeth Engele, Juniors in Supply Chain Management 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. Food can create meaningful, memorable, and lasting experiences, and not just from eating it. During our ten days in India, we […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">Village rice miller shows students how paddy is dried in the open. <em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em></span>

Losses Along the Way

by Janae Moore, Sophomore in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Jennifer Smigielski, and Katie Saladino, Juniors in Supply Chain Management 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. After the context we gained of agricultural production in India on Day One, […]

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A vendor weighs and sells flowers wholesale Koyambedu Market, Chennai, India <em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em>

Following the Flowers: A First Look at Indian Supply Chains

by Rachel Bessonny & Katherine Arnold, 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. The first day activities on the itinerary of our trip to study agricultural supply chains in India seemed somewhat unrelated. Our first stop, […]

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On international field visits, students benefit from opportunities for hands-on learning and firsthand observation. Credit: ADM Institute/Grace Kenney

Illinois Students Gear Up to Impact Global Food Security

by Kari A. Wozniak The world has a huge problem. The global population is growing rapidly, diets are shifting, and systems of trade are increasingly diverse. 842 million people went hungry or were malnourished in 2013, and the continent of Africa, which will see a population increase from 1 billion to 2 billion by 2050, […]

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