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Marandagahamula Grain Storage Complex Opened

The government of Sri Lanka opened a grain storage and trading complex at one of the country’s leading wholesale paddy markets where 60,000 tons of grains can be stored. The complex is part of a government plan for increased food security and economic development in the country’s agricultural sector. http://www.news.lk/news/sri-lanka/6845-marandagahamula-grain-storage-complex-opened  

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Tanzania: Commodity Exchange Market to Help Farmers

The government seeks to establish a commodity exchange market to bring buyers and sellers together in a central location, citing many benefits for smallholder farmers, including the reduction of postharvest losses. Officials hope to have the framework for the exchange market ready in one year. http://allafrica.com/stories/201307020143.html?page=2

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Succour for Crop Loss in 15 Days

Officials assess loss damage on mandi sites to determine how much compensation will be distributed to farmers whose open-lying paddy crop was destroyed by the weather. Many mandis lack basic shed coverage. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-06-19/bhubaneswar/40068525_1_crop-loss-mandis-kalahandi

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Korean-Funded Corn Processing Center to be Inaugurated Dec. 12

A new, Korean-funded postharvest processing center was inagurated in Northern Mindanao, Philippines on December 12. The center will bring the market closer to the farmers and include a community center, integrated post-harvest facilities, a warehouse, and a demonstration farm. http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Economy&title=Korean-funded-corn-processing-center-to-be-inaugurated-Dec.-12&id=62595

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India’s Farm Minister for FDI Agriculture

IndoAsiancommodities.com organized a discussion in which they advocated for adopting modern technology, particularly biotechnology, to address the problems of coming years with grains, oilseeds, corn, and other crops. Genetically modified technology and seeds were suggested as a viable solution to achieve sustainable development. Additionally, implementing grading standards in the market to help consumers understand the […]

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Food Ministry Faces a Problem of Plenty Now

India continues to be plagued by its lack of storage and government members are struggling to find additional places to put the excess grains of this year’s harvest. As only 85% of government godown (warehouse) capacity is utilized, the government plans to use them in full and also to hire the use of private godowns. […]

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ICAR Plans Student Ready Concept in Farm Courses

The Indian Council of Agriculture Research is promoting a “student ready” concept through eleven branches of agriculture science, requiring students to undergo “rural awareness work experience” in order to get actual experience in marketing and entrepreneurial skills. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/241946/icar-plans-student-ready-concept.html

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Half of Malnourished People in Africa are Farmers

“Half of all malnourished people in Africa are farmers who produce food.” Professor Calestous Juma of Harvard’s Kennedy School and author of The New Harvest, says that farmers are underfed due to infrastructural incapacity and can alleviate their problems through technology application, improvements in supply chains, and rural development of telecoms, transportation, energy, and education. […]

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Kenya: NCPB Need Extra Sh1 Billion for for Maize Crop

Kenya’s National Cereals and Produce Board is purchasing Sh1 billion worth of maize for strategic reserves this winter and encouraging farmers to use their storage facilities under the warehouse receipt system. Top issues leading to PHL for Kenyan farmers are poor storage facilities and commodity prices. http://allafrica.com/stories/201111021299.html

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Tanzania Wrong in Handling of Machingas, Cross-Border Trade

Tanzania finds government actions toward small-scale farmers and peddlers a source for postharvest losses and urges for more encouraging market and cross-border trade policies. http://www.tanzanianews24.com/tanzania-wrong-in-handling-of-machingas-cross-border-trade/

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