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U.S. Federal Reserve Beige Book: Richmond District

Hurricane Irene took 56% of available corn crop for harvesting from South Carolina, while North Carolina reported wide-scale damage to storage facilities, field crops, and agricultural businesses. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-07/u-s-federal-reserve-beige-book-richmond-district-text-.html

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Tackling the Burgeoning Agrarian Crisis in India

India’s agrarian crisis has led to the suicides of over 250,000 farmers since 1995. Current programs and ‘new’ organizations are not aiding the root issue – farmers still lack access to credit, have high transaction costs, are exposed to exploitative middlemen, and poor quality technologies and contracts that are difficult to acquire. The author suggests […]

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NEPC, Fabricators Boost Agric Outputs

The Director General of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) partnered with fabricators to help add value in local food processing. Adelugba also stated that “There is no way we can add value without the necessary machines and equipment because value addition cannot be isolated from technology”. He pointed out that improving on agricultural products’ […]

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Kenyan Farmers on Spotlight as Drought Bites

Despite governmental prioritization for Kenyan farmers and crop availability for citizens, postharvest losses, especially due to the larger grain borer, continue to afflict the country, causing it to import large amount of staple crops. Agricultural authorities believe that farmer education is key in reversing this plight, as over 80% of farmers store their crops improperly. […]

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Corn Production up in 1st Half

The Philippines witnessed increased corn crop production, due to good weather, area expansion, availability of corn varieties, good farmgate prices, and stable prices of inputs. This boom in production is seen as positive as the country is trying to shift from total dependency on rice as a staple crop to white corn, in order to […]

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Gambia: FAO Conducts Seminar on Post Harvest Management for Food Security

The Gambian government held a workshop with the FAO to deal with the pest, disease, and infrastructure issues related to food security. http://allafrica.com/stories/201107210762.html

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EU/ADRA Project Increases Food Production in 7,887 Households

In Ghana, the EU/ADRA project increased staple food production up to 400% in selected districts. http://www.ghananewsagency.org/details/Economics/EU-ADRA-project-increases-food-production-in-7-887-households/?ci=3&ai=31284

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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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Rising Global Temperatures Melting Away Global Food Security

Lester Brown, President of Earth Policy Institute, says climate change will have devastating effect on Asian crops, especially rice, and would destroy the food security of many countries relying on major rice-exporting countries, like Vietnam. Increased climate change impact on temperature and water in India will lead to even tighter food supply issues. http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/rising-temperatures-melting-away-global-food-security.html

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