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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">Women's self-help groups are an example of ‘soft infrastructure’ <em>Credit: IRRI</em></span>

Loss-Free Agriculture – Science or an Art?

by Steve Sonka, Ag Economist & Research Professor at the ADM Institute In early May 2014, I was asked to speak at the 2nd Annual UN FAO SAVE FOOD Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany, on the suggested topic, “Agricultural Management: The Art of Loss Free Agriculture”. That title caused me to reflect on where I learned about […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">Losses are ‘events’ that are caused by interactions between patterns and events within the system. <em>Credit: ADMI/K. Wozniak<em></span>

How Technology Alone Won’t Curb Postharvest Losses

by Dr. Prasanta Kalita, Director of the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss Estimates suggest that 1/3 of all food is lost or wasted after it is grown in supply chains and at the consumer level. In many developing countries, this happens at especially high rates during storage phases. Yet a drive down […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">Group photo of 2014 India trip participants, Chennai, India<em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em></span>

ADM Institute Sends Business and Engineering Students to India for Third Time, Another Great Success

by Kari A. Wozniak When Casey Dollinger’s father heard of her plans to travel to India, he was concerned. Not just in the typical fashion a father might worry about their student’s study abroad trip. She wasn’t ready, he felt, to fully grasp the significance of postharvest operations in agriculture in just 10 days. Casey’s […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">While visiting a rice mill, students observed losses in the storage facility. <em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em></span>

The Relevance of Research: Taking the Classroom to the Mills and Fields of India

by Janae Moore, Sophomore in Agricultural and Biological Engineering 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. When I heard about a trip to study agricultural supply chains in India, I jumped at the opportunity. I am a sophomore studying […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">Laborer uses claw-like tools to grip bags. <em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em></span>

Comparing Storage Facilities, Different Methods Lead to Postharvest Loss

by Trent Houdek and Eddy Salinas, 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. Comparative analysis was the name of the game on one of our last days in India. While in the state of […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">On a facility tour, staff showed students how quality control, logistics, inventory management, and other functions operate at Adani. <em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em></span>

Newer Facility Shows Efficient Grain Management in India is Possible, But Not Yet Justified

by Daniel Benz and Samer Ijaz, Junior and Senior 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. Storage is an important facet of supply chain management, as it deals with issues related to pricing, inventory management, […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">A student looks at garlands for sale at a Koyambedu Market where farmers like Kalilamman bring their crops <em>Credits: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em</span>

For Field and Family: A Woman’s Life Farming in Rural India

by Erin Brennan & Grace Walsh, 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. Wrinkled from the sun and strong in stature, four-foot-ten Kalilamman sat down with us at the Market Place Literacy Community Trust (MLC […]

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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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