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Understanding Loss Prevention Through Research: A Blog Post Series

by Kari A. Wozniak For the issue of postharvest loss which still lacks essential information, ADM Institute funded research provides important outcomes about prevention efforts. Key perspectives and learnings will be shared over coming months through a blog post series, ‘Learning from Research’. The people across the world who care about preventing postharvest loss, which […]

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US to help UP Minimize Postharvest Losses

The United States and the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have agreed to address postharvest losses by aligning US support as well as collaboration between universities from both countries. http://india.nydailynews.com/business/03e947c7216511bd6aeabb67f0f8d708/us-to-help-up-minimise-post-harvest-losses

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Innovations for Agricultural Value Chains in Africa

The Meridian Institute received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a project that seeks to identify out-of-the box postharvest management and processing technologies. The project will focus on African maize, cassava, and dairy chains, and will involve organized meetings between innovators and key value chain players. http://www.merid.org/Content/Projects/Innovations_for_Agricultural_Value_Chains_in_Africa.aspx

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Technology and Innovation Aim at Greater Food Security

Kansas State University is home of the new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum & Millet. In partnership with USAID, the lab will focus on finding new technologies and techniques for smallholder farmers to maintain and increase productivity in times of climate change. http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/07/technology-and-innovation-aim-at-greater-food-security/  

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Canada and Australia Join Forces to Improve Food Security in Africa – $15 Million Project Call Launched

Two international research institutes are joining forces to initiate a project called ‘Cultivate Africa’s Future’ (CultiAF). The research partnership will focus on innovation for smallholders, especially women. One focus topic of the $15 million project will be curbing postharvest losses. http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130716-908563.html

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2025: United Behind the African Agenda to Eradicate Hunger

Heads of States and Government of African Union Member States, together with representatives of international organizations, civil society organizations, private sector, cooperatives, youths, farmers, academia, and others adopted the Declaration to end hunger and malnutrition in Africa by 2025 at a three-day High Level Meeting hosted in Ethiopia. http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/179303/icode/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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Strengthened Partnerships Can Guarantee Food Security in Africa

Heads of States and Government of African Union Member States, together with representatives of international organizations, civil society organizations, private sector, cooperatives, youths, farmers, academia, and others adopted the Declaration to end hunger and malnutrition in Africa by 2025 at a three-day High Level Meeting hosted in Ethiopia. http://www.fao.org/news/audio-video/detail-audio/en/?uid=9980&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social%20media&utm_campaign=FAOnews&utm_content=ac&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social+media&utm_campaign=faoknowledge

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The Aspen Institute Launches Food Security Strategy Group

A new initiative by the Aspen Institute seeks to address what it calls a gap in the food security work currently being done on a global level. The group aims to bring together cross-sector thought-leaders to discuss the extent to which food security will be threatened in the coming decades by climate change, population growth […]

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Giving Power to African Farmers: Learning from the Indian Experience

A group of agriculture professionals from Africa took part in a study in India to gain insights on the role of farm mechanization in sustainable intensification. Participants were exposed to various technologies, including gender-friendly equipment for postharvest operations. Four international research organizations coordinated the tour. http://blog.cimmyt.org/?p=10406

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Haryana Negotiating with Argentina, Brazil to Set Up Godowns

Haryana is negotiating an agreement with Argentina and Brazil to build godowns, or warehouses, in rural areas. http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/haryana-negotiating-with-argentina-brazil-to-set-up-godowns-113060200450_1.html

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