Tag Archives | farmer associations

Thai Rice Pledging, Moisture Content, and Corruption

Major losses in the government’s flagship pledging program led officials to slash the pledging price of unmilled white rice by 20%, set a limit on household pledge amounts, and cap the total amount of paddy to be bought each year at 15 million tonnes. Many say modifications aren’t enough to curb corruption among millers and […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Uganda: Collective Actions Shield Small-Holder Farmers

Ugandan small-holder farmers find collectives advantageous and profitable, while learning valuable postharvest and business skills. The Kapchorwa Commercial Farmers’ Association (KCFA) has a warehouse and provides training to farmers, while improving incomes through using Warehouse Receipt Systems. The WFP Uganda Country Director has noted that over $600,000 in bank credit has been offered to the […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Philippine Farmers Among Least Mechanized in Southeast Asia

The Philippine’s high reliance on manual labor as opposed to mechanization has led it to be among the least mechanized in Southeast Asia. Machines that are used are often inefficient and lead to high PHL, particularly in rice. Although the country has set a goal of self-sufficiency in this staple crop by 2013, farmers are […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

EC Seeks Proposals for Projects to Improve the Livelihood of Rural Households in Malawi through Improvement in Post-harvest Storage and Processing Methods

The Malawi government is seeking proposals for postharvest storage and processing and diversification of smallholder agriculture productivity. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 6, 2012. http://www.fundsforngos.org/europe/ec-seeks-proposals-projects-improve-livelihood-rural-households-malawi-improvement-postharvest-storage-processing-methods/      

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

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  

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

African Agriculture: From Meeting Needs to Creating Wealth

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation recently released a report, ‘African Agriculture: From Meeting Needs to Creating Wealth’ (PDF). This report looks at the state of African agriculture from the perspectives of economic development, food security, poverty, and the role of women, as well as outlining possible solutions, including PHL reduction practices. The report includes many statistics, […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }