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South Cotabato Engineer Wins Nationwide Invention Tilt for Start-up Companies

A Filipino engineer has developed an invention combating rice PHL, creating a dehumidifier mechanical dryer that can be used in any weather condition, produce high quality food products at a reduced cost, and dry 35 metric tons of palay in only 16 hours. The Daikkah Mechanical Dryer uses a total of 144 kilowatts for the four cycles […]

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Postharvest Management of Rice Urged

The supply chain of Vietnamese rice should be shortened, according to experts at a conference in the Mekong Delta focusing on PH processing. Rice quality in the region has greatly improved over the years with the introduction of improved rice strains and modern technology, but storage and drying are still the greatest weaknesses of the […]

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Ending Food Waste from Field to Fork

The African Development Bank Group published  slides from a recent conference (PDF), ‘The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus,’ in Bonn, Germany. The slides provide a summary of major PHL issues in Africa, the reasons for loss, AfDB projects in the continent, and continued need for more projects and funding in the future. http://www.water-energy-food.org/documents/hottopicsessions/ht02/nexus_ht2_abou_sabaa.pdf  

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Rice Awareness Month in Philippines

The Philippines observe Rice Awareness Month throughout November as nationally over 480,000 tons of raw rice is wasted every year. Millers are pushing for improved rice milling facilities, as many are over 70 years old and others are using 50-year old technology that recovers only 50% of processed grain. Drying and milling have PHL of […]

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Pioneer Talks Crops

Specific recommendations for farmers drying and storing corn, soybeans, and alfalfa, as well as postharvest fertilizer application and soil analysis are given by agriculture experts in Wisconsin in light of recent weather conditions. http://www.agriview.com/news/crop/pioneer-talks-crops/article_66b3cc60-0652-11e1-9183-001cc4c03286.html

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Germany’s University of Hohenheim Looks for Researchers to Study PHL

Germany’s University of Hohenheim is searching for researchers to conduct a study on preventing PHL by improved drying technology for rice. The research will be based on the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam and will cover the following three research questions: 1. design and testing of low-cost greenhouese dryer for rice, 2. optimizing operation conditions to […]

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Investors Target Harvest with Mobile Maize Dryers

Lesiolo Grain Handlers Limited (LGHL), which exhibited its mobile drier at the ninth edition of the annual agribusiness fair by the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC), is the latest to join other players eyeing this window. Poor drying due to overreliance on heat from the sun has been cited as a major cause of Aflatoxin […]

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Delta Seeks to Cut Post-Harvest Losses

In Vietnam, the Mekong Delta has a new rice processing facility, and the region is planning to bring in about 25,000 combine harvesters as well as high quality rice varieties to improve production. http://en.baomoi.com/Info/Delta-seeks-to-cut-postharvest-losses/6/165425.epi

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DA Turns Over Php5.2M Aggie Projects to LGU Libona, Bukidnon

Philippines – LIBONA, Bukdinon, July 18 (PIA) – In effort to improve the agricultural sector in the Philippines, about Php 5.2million worth of agricultural projects were turned-over by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to the local government unit (LGU). Of particular interest ares a village-scale corn cob dryer program to protect against PHL during the rainy season and […]

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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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