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Bolga Poly Designs Post-Harvest Loss Programme

A public polytechnic in the Upper East region of Ghana has initiated plans to minimize postharvest losses. Officials say PHL is a major problem in the area due to lack of storage, preservation, and processing facilities. http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/regional/artikel.php?ID=271063

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Study: Postharvest Projects Most Viable Livelihood

A recent World Bank quality review study concluded that postharvest facilities are the most successful livelihood projects in the Philippines. As compared to livestock or fishery projects, postharvest facilities add more value and provide farmers with immediate income. http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/business/2013/02/17/study-postharvest-projects-most-viable-livelihood-268741

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World Bank Study: Pre-, Post-Harvest Projects Most Feasible for Farmers

A recent World Bank quality review study concluded that postharvest facilities are the most successful livelihood projects in the Philippines. As compared to livestock or fishery projects, postharvest facilities add more value and provide farmers with immediate income. http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/business/agri-commodities/9263-world-bank-study-pre-post-harvest-projects-most-feasible-for-farmers

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Maize Milling Plan by Zambia’s Cooperatives

The Zambia Cooperative Federation announced development plans to construct maize milling facilities in selected provinces in the country. The facilities will bring processing capacity to communities which need to add value to their crops and produce staple household foods self-sufficiently. The Federation seeks government and stakeholder backing for their plans. http://www.africanbusinessreview.co.za/business_leaders/maize-milling-plan-by-zambias-cooperatives

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A Grain of Rice: Small But Meaningful Collective Efforts

An article on the Korean-Philippine joint project to build rice processing complexes features the issues of Philippine rice PHL, as well as the impact of these new facilities. The article also examines future plans for vocational training centers. http://www.koica.go.kr/WEBZINE/2012-e_june/sub4.php

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IRRI Pilot-Testing a Rice-Hull Furnace (RHF)

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the National Food Authority of the Philippines are pilot-testing a rice-hull furnace (RHF) in order to provide an alternative to sun-drying paddy, which is often delayed due to the wet season harvest and leads to significant PHL. Small-scale paddy dryers have not been adopted by farmers throughout the […]

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South Korea Funds $13-M Rice Processing Center in Phl

A South Korean-funded rice processing center was turned over to the Philippine government last week. The R150 million RPC complex was built to help achieve food self-sufficiency. The facility will aid farmers in attaining higher income and improve efficiency in rice production, storage, drying, and processing, and help reduce rice PHL. Another three complexes are […]

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Balanced Application of Fertilisers, Use of Quality Seed

Pakistani farmers lack in knowledge about proper application of fertilizers, quality seed, and efficient use of water, as well as better farm management practices. “Not a single professional farm manager is available in the country.” Food processing industries need to be pushed to ensure return to farmers and maintain a market price equilibrium. Helpful governmental policies […]

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DA-PhilMech Eyes 63 Village-Type Rice-Processing Centers

The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) is looking to build 63 village-type grain processing centers throughout 2012. These centers will be used by farmers to mill and store their rice, cutting PHL. In addition, there is a push to update existing rice mills to increase grain recovery.Such mills and processing centers could cut […]

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Market Sought for Surplus 500,000 Tons of Maize, Beans

As a result of various government programs in irrigation, mechanization, land use consolidation, and use of improved seeds and fertilizers, Rwanda now has a large surplus of maize and beans. The Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources reported a projected surplus of 300,000 tons of maize and 200,000 tons of beans this year. To cope, […]

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