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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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Running a Farm Business From Your Phone?

A Kenyan company has created an app that tracks deliveries from farm to market. The app, Agrimanagr, monitors inventory, supports mobile payments, and weighs out products with information on the cloud. http://www.bloomberg.com/video/running-a-farm-business-from-your-phone-6gEsyI5YS6u8rYZeomaPtQ.html  

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The Role of Logistics in Reducing Post-Harvest Food Losses

The Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chains identified improving supply chains as essential to global food security. The Council plans to investigate current processes with hopes of determining potential solutions, though notes the current lack of empirical data available. http://forumblog.org/2012/11/the-role-of-logistics-in-reducing-post-harvest-food-losses/

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Agriculture Department Urged to Invest More in R&D Projects

A Filipino senator urged the country’s Department of Agriculture to increase investments in agricultural research and development to improve efficiency of the ag sector. He cited postharvest loss as a major issue and a significant reason to invest in modernization of facilities, logistics, and infrastructure. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/292030/agriculture-department-urged-to-invest-more-in-rd-projects

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India to Carry NE Essentials via Bangladesh

The Bangladesh government is permitting India to ferry necessary food grains to its northern regions via its territory. The roads and port Ashuganj are crucial for connecting the southern and northern parts of the country and soon about 5,000 metric tons of rice, wheat and sugar will be ferried.The northern regions are particularly hard to transport […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Logistics

Global Logistics Media includes PHL issues in its Corporate Social Responsibility projects. The company encourages logistics companies to become part of the movement of reducing losses, pushing for policy changes, and getting involved in projects that involve improvement of transportation and infrastructure. The company also highlights the activities of Carpe Diehm, an organization focusing on sustainable supply […]

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