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Farmers Want NCPB Depot Reopened

Kenyan farmers are urging the government to reopen the National Cereals and Produce Board in order to aid them in minimizing PHL. The Board has been closed since 1986, and farmers have found that it has impacted their ability to store and dry properly. Poor roads have also affected their access to facilities. Additionally, the […]

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SKorea to Provide PHL $500m in Soft Loans, Says Agri’s Alcala

South Korea continues to invest and support PHL infrastructure in the Philippines, making $500 million available in soft loans in order to help achieve Philippine rice self-sufficiency by 2013. The Export-Import Bank of Korea and the Economic Development Cooperation Fund are both able to provide loans to the Philippine government. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/239299/economy/agricultureandmining/skorea-to-provide-phl-500m-in-soft-loans-says-agri-s-alcala    

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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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Wastages Contribute to Nigeria’s Trillion Naira Food Import Bill

Over N635 billion was spent to import wheat, N365 billion on rice, N217 billion on sugar, and N97 billion on fish importation. PHL that occurs largely to the absence of viable storage and processing facilities are some of these challenges that have impoverished farmers and dampened their enthusiasm for farming. At present, 12 silos are […]

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Tapping the Huge Potential of Food Processing Sector of India

India is one of the leading counties in fruit, vegetable, milk, poultry and meat production. Lack of supply chains and processing infrastructure results wastes in agricultural productions. A study carried by the Central Institute for Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology indicated that the losses in 2009 reached Rs. 44,000 crore. The Mega Food Parks Scheme (MFPS) […]

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Mekong Delta Has New Rice Processing Complex

In Vietnam, the Mekong Delta has a new rice processing facility, and the region is planning to bring in about 25,000 combine harvesters as well as high quality rice varieties to improve production. http://businesstimes.com.vn/mekong-delta-has-new-rice-processing-complex/

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Investors Target Harvest with Mobile Maize Dryers

Lesiolo Grain Handlers Limited (LGHL), which exhibited its mobile drier at the ninth edition of the annual agribusiness fair by the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC), is the latest to join other players eyeing this window. Poor drying due to overreliance on heat from the sun has been cited as a major cause of Aflatoxin […]

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Malo Traders Win 2nd Place in Dell Social Innovation Competition

2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition – Second place winner was MaloTraders, a group dealing with using cutting-edge technology to help with postharvest loss in Mali. http://studentcompetitions.com/posts/winners-of-dell-social-innovation-competition-2011

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