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Panelists discuss partnerships & collaboration to full room at Borlaug Dialogue side event. Credit: ADMI/K.Wozniak

Panel Discusses What Matters in PHL Partnerships

By: Kari Wozniak & Lizzy Engele, ADM Institute  How will we overcome the greatest challenge in human history? This was the question posed to us at this year’s World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue. In Des Moines, Iowa, symposium-goers rallied behind three I’s to answer this question – through intensification, innovation, and inspiration.   The event we […]

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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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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">On a facility tour, staff showed students how quality control, logistics, inventory management, and other functions operate at Adani. <em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em></span>

Newer Facility Shows Efficient Grain Management in India is Possible, But Not Yet Justified

by Daniel Benz and Samer Ijaz, Junior and Senior 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. Storage is an important facet of supply chain management, as it deals with issues related to pricing, inventory management, […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">Panelists gave important insights on the role of science and innovation in curbing postharvest losses. © ADM Institute</span>

Innovations through Partnerships: How We’ll Feed More with Less

by Steve Sonka You likely wouldn’t meet Randall Hogan, the CEO of Pentair, at the Borlaug Dialogue where scientists, researchers, and practitioners gather to discuss today’s most pressing challenge—how to feed more with fewer resources. Yet this morning, I found myself forwarding an interview about Hogan’s new corporate strategy to my colleagues and co-hosts of […]

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Minnesota Workers Share Expertise Across the Globe

A Minnesota-based non-profit, Partners in Food Solutions, provides business and technical training to farmers abroad by matching food processing industry volunteers with businesses in developing nations. http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/224647761.html

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Accra Brewery Donates Towards Farmers’ Day Celebrations

Accra Brewery Ltd. delivered their annual donation of products to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture for the National Farmers’ Day celebrations in December. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Managing Postharvest Losses”. http://business.myjoyonline.com/pages/news/201309/113322.php

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Blumberg Grain Executes Letter of Intent to Expand Its Agricultural Investments to Nigeria with $250 Million Commitment

Blumberg Grain will invest $250 million in Nigeria’s agricultural sector with regard to the country’s efforts with the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition program. The investment includes a large scale production and distribution facility for the company’s food security storage warehouses, processing and packaging facilities, and investments in land and technology. http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/07/18/5033651/blumberg-grain-executes-letter.html

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Agriculture Department Working on 3 PPP Projects

The Grains Central Project underway in the Philippines seeks to rehabilitate, expand, and enhance existing corn trading and processing centers nationwide. There are 11 corn Postharvest Processing and Trading Centers proposed to be included in the project. http://www.sunstar.com.ph/breaking-news/2013/07/15/agriculture-department-working-3-ppp-projects-292605

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Agri Dept. Reveals P12.193-B PPP Projects Co-funded by Korea Eximbank

The Grains Central Project underway in the Philippines seeks to rehabilitate, expand, and enhance existing corn trading and processing centers nationwide. There are 11 corn Postharvest Processing and Trading Centers proposed to be included in the project. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/317572/economy/agricultureandmining/agri-dept-reveals-p12-193-b-ppp-projects-co-funded-by-korea-eximbank

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Brazil Allocates $12bn to Close Grain Storage Void

As part of its $64 billion plan to support agriculture, Brazil will allocate$12 billion to increase storage capacity. The program will fund low-interest loans for private companies. Conab, a state-owned food distributor, will additionally receive $250 million to increase storage. http://www.agrimoney.com/news/brazil-allocates-$12bn-to-close-grain-storage-void–5906.html

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