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ICAR Sets Strategic Framework to Meet India Agriculture Challenges

The Indian Council on Agricultural Research (ICAR) has set PHL  as a particular focus in their 12th five-year plan, looking to natural resource management, research and development, entrepreneurship, and website development as means of targeting awareness, education, and ultimately loss reduction. http://www.commodityonline.com/news/icar-sets-strategic-framework-to-meet-india-agriculture-challenges-41358-3-41359.html

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UAE Ambassador Inaugurates 7th Food & Technology Expo

The Ambassador of the UAE in India inaugurated the 7th Food and Technology Expo in India this past week, focusing on milling and processing of food grains, while bringing together the “food processing sector, agriculture sector, horticulture sector, and related technology and service providers on one platform” for networking and collaborative purposes. http://your-story.org/uae-ambassador-inaugurates-7th-food-technology-expo-256790/

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Government for Early Decision on FDI in Multi-Brand Retail: Sharma

The Indian government is also considering opening up multi-brand retail sector for Federal Direct Investment as such large chains could aid in the provision of jobs and act as a possible solution to large postharvest losses within the country. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2011-08-03/news/29846397_1_retail-sector-global-retail-giants-single-brand

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Pakistan Can Emerge as Biotechnology Leader

Pakistan’s Provincial Minister for Agriculture of the Punjab government is focusing on biotechnology and GMOs as a means of sustainable development and is pushing the country to become a leader in the field. http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=104728

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Govt, Pvt Sector Must Focus on AEZs to Boost Agri Exports

India – The agricultural industry is urging the Indian government to create Agricultural Export Zones (AEZ) and appropriate market policies to increase India’s share of the global market. Currently, the country’s produce exports occupy about 1.6% “The AEZ concept has the potential to improve agriculture output and quality besides reducing post-harvest losses and upgradation of technology, farmers’ skills […]

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Meet Looks at Radiation Processing for Better Shelf Life of Food, Improved Hygiene

India – A seminar on Radiation Processing Technology for Food Safety & Security, organized at Federation House, Hyderabad, focused on the role of radiation processing in increasing shelf life of food and other related aspects in ensuring food safety. Rapid urbanization, arable land depletion, agro-climatic conditions, traditional harvest and storage practices, as well as issues of long transportation […]

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Fact Sheet: Increasing Prosperity in India, U.S., Africa

The United States and India will continue to negotiate a bilateral investment treaty, which includes collaborating on food security issues in Africa, and the US aiding India in improving farm-to-market practices in order to reduce PHL. The two countries will aid the countries of Liberia, Malawi, and Kenya to “improve agricultural production by sending participants from […]

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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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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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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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