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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">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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A vendor weighs and sells flowers wholesale Koyambedu Market, Chennai, India <em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em>

Following the Flowers: A First Look at Indian Supply Chains

by Rachel Bessonny & Katherine Arnold, Juniors in Supply Chain Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India. The first day activities on the itinerary of our trip to study agricultural supply chains in India seemed somewhat unrelated. Our first stop, […]

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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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Eyes on Food Security Law, FCI’s Food Grain Movement Up By 30%

The movement of food grains by the Food Corporation of India across the country has gone up by 30% in the last quarter as compared to the corresponding period last year. Officials say that with the new food security law, efforts are being made to “optimize movement of food grains throughout the country.” http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-09-17/news/42148564_1_food-grains-food-security-law-fci

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Food Losses and Waste in China and Their Implication for Water and Land

Researchers from Beijing Forest University performed a comprehensive review on available information on food loss and food waste in China. Results show 19% of grains are lost from field to fork. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es401426b

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Using Technology for India’s Food Program

States of India Chhattisgarh and Orissa are using technology to increase the efficiency of their food delivery systems in light of the food security law, standing out as models for other states on reducing supply chain losses. Innovative methods are being used including switching to an electronic database of beneficiaries, using SMS alerts to track […]

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