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Are Farmers with Postharvest Loss Acting Rationally?

by Steve Sonka, Ag Economist Events vs. Structure External observers of postharvest loss in developing countries typically have little difficulty identifying loss and waste.  Indeed each winter the ADM Institute contributes to the travel funding for University of Illinois business and agricultural engineering students to study in rural India.  The resulting student blogs (see one […]

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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">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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On international field visits, students benefit from opportunities for hands-on learning and firsthand observation. Credit: ADM Institute/Grace Kenney

Illinois Students Gear Up to Impact Global Food Security

by Kari A. Wozniak The world has a huge problem. The global population is growing rapidly, diets are shifting, and systems of trade are increasingly diverse. 842 million people went hungry or were malnourished in 2013, and the continent of Africa, which will see a population increase from 1 billion to 2 billion by 2050, […]

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For Landscapes, GLF Calls for Same Needs of Postharvest Loss Prevention: An Integrated Understanding

by Kari A. Wozniak, Project Coordinator, ADM Institute The landscapes approach means being holistic and integrated. It means unifying management efforts around achieving the triple win: increased yields, boosted incomes, and lowered greenhouse emissions. Certainly a good idea as it sounds, but how does one practically go about doing it? That’s what the dozens of […]

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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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