Tag Archives | education
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Animating extension: How Illinois researchers are using modern ICTs to impact society

By:  Kari Wozniak & Elizabeth Engele, ADM Institute True to its mission as a land-grant university, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a renowned leader in research, extension, and public engagement. Its long-standing tradition of making high-quality knowledge available to the public is enhanced by news ways of communicating and innovative technologies in today’s […]

Panelists discuss partnerships & collaboration to full room at Borlaug Dialogue side event. Credit: ADMI/K.Wozniak

Panel Discusses What Matters in PHL Partnerships

By: Kari Wozniak & Lizzy Engele, ADM Institute  How will we overcome the greatest challenge in human history? This was the question posed to us at this year’s World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue. In Des Moines, Iowa, symposium-goers rallied behind three I’s to answer this question – through intensification, innovation, and inspiration.   The event we […]

Join the ADM Institute in forming a global coalition for postharvest loss prevention at the First International Congress for PHL Prevention.

Save the Date for The First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention

By: Kari Wozniak & Kevin Glauber, ADM Institute By 2050, we will need to feed billions more people using less natural resources. Though no less important, this is not an unfamiliar fact. Another fact not unfamiliar is that each year 1/3 of all food is lost or wasted. That values at 1.3 billion tonnes of […]

<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">Women's self-help groups are an example of ‘soft infrastructure’ <em>Credit: IRRI</em></span>

Loss-Free Agriculture – Science or an Art?

by Steve Sonka, Ag Economist & Research Professor at the ADM Institute In early May 2014, I was asked to speak at the 2nd Annual UN FAO SAVE FOOD Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany, on the suggested topic, “Agricultural Management: The Art of Loss Free Agriculture”. That title caused me to reflect on where I learned about […]


Minnesota Workers Share Expertise Across the Globe

A Minnesota-based non-profit, Partners in Food Solutions, provides business and technical training to farmers abroad by matching food processing industry volunteers with businesses in developing nations. http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/224647761.html


US Expertise Can Resolve Food Wastage Issues

US Congressman Ami Bera advocates for collaboration between the US and India on postharvest loss issues. Bera worked towards a MOU when recently in Delhi, focused on bringing US expertise to India on how to better manage, store, and move food to market. http://ht.ly/oqaQN


Guiding Value Chain Development: Comparing Approaches

The World AgroForestry Centre and The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation released a report that reviews 11 guides for value chain development (VCD). The tool is meant for practitioners and field workers implementing VCD programs and activities. http://clippings.ilri.org/2013/09/02/vcd-reviews/  


Are Mobile Phones Helping Farmers?

Mobile phones are increasingly cited as a game changing tool in rural development and agricultural extension. A survey by CIMMYT, however, finds that information provided via mobile is often generic and limited. Experts say dynamic databases of individualized data are needed to make the information useful and effective. http://blog.cimmyt.org/?p=11074  


Course on Food Security & Grain Storage, Israel

Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation and partnering organizations invite professionals to participate in a training course, ‘Food Security & Grain Storage – Technologies and Management’. The course takes place from December 2-17, and is designed for professionals from academic and extension services. http://www.mladiinfo.com/2013/08/26/course-on-food-security-grain-storage-israel/


The Mud on Their Legs – Farmer to Farmer Videos in Uganda

Paul Van Mele and colleagues created eleven farmer-to-farmer learning videos in Bangladesh and West Africa about growing rice from seed to postharvest beginning in 2003. The USAID funded project, Modernizing Extension and Advisory Systems (MEAS), funded this case study analysis in Uganda describing what researchers observed during a return visit in November 2012. http://agrilinks.org/sites/default/files/resource/files/MEAS%20CS%20Uganda%20-%20Farmer%20to%20Farmer%20Videos%20in%20Uganda%20-%20Bentley,%20J%20and%20P%20Van%20Mele%20-%20July%202013%20-%202.pdf