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U.S. Federal Reserve Beige Book: Richmond District

Hurricane Irene took 56% of available corn crop for harvesting from South Carolina, while North Carolina reported wide-scale damage to storage facilities, field crops, and agricultural businesses. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-07/u-s-federal-reserve-beige-book-richmond-district-text-.html

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Private Players to Help Government Stem Rot in Godowns Soon

10% of total grain production was lost in the postharvest system due to lack of proper storage facilities – India has only about 17% of the needed storage facilities available currently, which is decreasing as the government continues to push for increased grain acquisition. The government is pushing for the design and implementation of such […]

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Checking Post-Harvest Losses in Nigeria’s Agriculture

Many challenges in Nigeria limited the food production capacity. Post-harvest losses have happened from several different aspects such as pest management, storage, natural disasters and processing. Ms. Oluwatoyinbo advocated the states and the local governments to join this campaign against post-harvest losses.  Analysts also advocate private sector to support development of food processing facilities and […]

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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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Sri Lanka: Agri Genesis Launches ‘GrainPro Portable Granary’

In Asia, the GrainPro Portable Grainary, a convenient hermetic storage system from the Philippines, is launched in Sri Lanka, to deal with its storage-related PHL, which ranges from 15% to 20%. http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2011/08/04/sri-lanka-agri-genesis-launches-%E2%80%98grainpro-portable-granary%E2%80%99

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Post-Harvest Management for Food Security tops FAO-Agriculture Dept meeting

A workshop was organized by the UN FAO in partnership with the Dept of Agriculture in The Gambia to discuss PHL. Particular focus was on grain cereals, pulses and oilseeds, “as these sectors constitute the predominant staples in many African communities in Africa.” The FAO and the Dept of Agriculture’s relationship has also recently led to the […]

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Mekong Delta’s Postharvest Rice Losses Hit $635m

The post-harvest loss of rice in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta remains high, at 13.7 per cent, or US$635 million for the year, according to the deputy director of the Institute of Agriculture Engineering and Post Harvest Technology. Speaking at a conference in Can Tho City on Thursday on preserving rice after harvesting in the Delta, […]

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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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2011 Grain Feed and Annual

Article analyzes factors contributing to wheat harvest losses in Afghanistan, as well as makes predictions for future harvest. Includes charts illustrating trends in prices of rice and other grains. http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/2011%20Grain%20and%20Feed%20Annual%20-%20May%202011_Kabul_Afghanistan_4-13-2011.pdf  

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