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AGRIFA 2011 Takes Off

The Minister of Trade and Industry launched AGRIFA 2011 (Agricultural Fair) with a call on investors to invest heavily in the agricultural sector of the Ghanaian economy. Another article about AGRIFA found here.

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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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Uganda: Technology to Take Advantage of High Food Prices Introduced

“Government has launched a technology-adaptation and transfer scheme, where local welders are to be employed to fabricate post-harvest agricultural production technology for use in the sector, which is said to have started attracting youth.” The other machines included maize cob sorters and sorghum threshers. The scheme is expected to improve on skills of local fabricators, especially […]

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Minister Calls for Better Packaging of Products

The Minister of Trade and Industry expressed dissatisfaction that packaging in Ghana is at its elementary stage, saying it contributed to product damage and postharvest loss. The Minister highlighted that packaging has been identified as “one of the major reasons for the failure of locally manufactured good to compete favorably with imported goods”. She spoke […]

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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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Conference Covers Past, Present, and Future of International Food Aid and Development Assistance

USDA and USAID collaborated with others at International Food Aid and Development Conference. 600 people from over 25 countries. Had sessions and discussions about reducing postharvest loss.  http://blogs.usda.gov/2011/06/30/conference-covers-past-present-and-future-of-international-food-aid-and-development-assistance/

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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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