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ADB Lends Cambodia US$70 Million for Rice Commercialization, Finance Reforms

The Asian Development Bank signed a $55 million loan agreement with the Cambodian government to expand the country’s rice sector under a program called “The Climate-Resilient Rice Commercialization Sector Development Program (Rice-SDP)”. It is meant to transform all the variances of the rice sector, from subsistence farming to commercial value chains. http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=972651  

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Cambodia: Forum on Loan Products and Banking Services Held for Rice Postharvest Sector

The Cambodia Postharvest Learning Alliance recently sponsored a forum on loan products and banking services in the rice postharvest sector. The forum included presentations on interventions for PHL, ‘business plans for piloting technologies with stakeholders’, and additional information on loan products and financial services. Attendees were stakeholders from all sides of the agricultural sector. http://irri-news.blogspot.com/2012/08/cambodia-forum-on-loan-products-and.html

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Rs 15 bn Required for Uplift of Agri Sector: Member Export ICCI

Pakistan’s PHL losses are between 40-80%, as compared to that of the global benchmark. Wheat is 20% lower and non-basmati rice is 40% lower. Experts are estimating that 15 billion rupees are required to uplift the agricultural sector. http://www.onepakistan.com/finance/news/general/10220-rs-15-bn-required-for-uplift-of-agri-sector-member-export-icci.html

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Government Proposes Food Processing Cluster in Africa at Rs 117 Crore

India is investing in African agriculture through the creation of a food-processing cluster of countries. The investment will amount to about Rs 117 crore and allow for the development of infrastructure for “cold storage, food testing labs, incubation centers, standard designed factories, pre-cooling chambers and other modern technologies used by the industry.” Currently a bid is […]

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MCA Pumps $208.8m into Agric

The President of Ghana inaugurated the Tetteh Quashie Interchange-Mallam Junction Motorway extension to enhance transportation in and around the Accra Metropolis. This development was made with assistance from the US Ambassador to Ghana, and marks the last of US support under the Millennium Challenge Account, which is an initiative to tackle poverty in developing countries. The road […]

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Cambodia: Business Not As Usual—Loan Products and Banking Services for Postharvest Sector

The Cambodia Postharvest Learning Alliance sponsored its first business roundtable, Loan products and banking services for the postharvest sector, after which representatives from microfinance institutions presented their various loan products and banking services. They look to implement improved postharvest technologies as sustainable business models. The event offered farmers an opportunity to interact with banking institutions, […]

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Agricultural Mechanization in Vietnam

Presentation slides from the Roundtable on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization on December 8 and 9, 2011, were recently published, highlighting machinery used for rice in Vietnam, identifying the connection to the postharvest stages, and examining the best practices in reducing loss. http://www.unapcaem.org/Activities%20Files/A1112Rt/vn_ppt.pdf

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Applying New Regulations on Assistance Policies to Reduce Postharvest Losses of Farm Produce and Aquatic Products on 20th January 2012

This article provides a detailed reporting of the recent policies to increase investment in agricultural projects and technologies and the government’s role in reducing PHL. http://www.stipc.soctrang.gov.vn/wps/portal/%21ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gLR1dvZ09LYwODAEs3A09HH1OXQAMPw1BfA_2CbEdFAJ_oxA4%21/?PC_7_8AEKCI930O1D90IQE9NLC12SL1_WCM_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connect/stipc/stipcsite/tintucsukien/kinhtexahoi/applying+new+regulations+on+assistance+policies+to+reduce+post+harvest+losses+of+farm+produce+and+aquatic+products+on++january

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Nabard to Incentivise Banks to Boost Investment in Warehousing

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) is encouraging other commercial banks to join its initiative in increasing warehousing capacity in order to help reduce PHL. Farmers will benefit from warehouse storage of their crops and achieve better price realization, while banks will benefit from interest charged. Nabard will assist the commercial banks who fund […]

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Banks Asked to Step Up Advances to Encourage Farm Mechanisation

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development of India has released its Potential Linked Credit Plan, encouraging banks to finance the purchase of farm machinery such as combine harvesters and also to extend credit for farm implements, in addition to supporting agri centers and clinics, seed processing centers, and agri business centers. http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/article2658910.ece  

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