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Mitigating Postharvest Loss: Addressing Causes Rather than Symptoms

by Steve Sonka, Research Professor, ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Recognition that reducing postharvest loss is an important opportunity to enhance global food security is not a new phenomenon.  Indeed, on September 1, 1975, then US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger made the following impassioned […]

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">Panelists gave important insights on the role of science and innovation in curbing postharvest losses. © ADM Institute</span>

Innovations through Partnerships: How We’ll Feed More with Less

by Steve Sonka You likely wouldn’t meet Randall Hogan, the CEO of Pentair, at the Borlaug Dialogue where scientists, researchers, and practitioners gather to discuss today’s most pressing challenge—how to feed more with fewer resources. Yet this morning, I found myself forwarding an interview about Hogan’s new corporate strategy to my colleagues and co-hosts of […]


Fostering Discussion on Science and Innovation at the Borlaug Dialogue

by Kari A. Wozniak Next week, the 2013 Borlaug Dialogue will convene in Des Moines, Iowa, gathering leaders from around the world to discuss cutting edge food security issues. The ADM Institute will contribute by fostering discussion at its breakfast side event titled, “The Role of Science and Innovation on Food, Water, & Energy Security […]


Research Funding and Skills Key to Food for Post-2015

Public spending on agricultural research must double in the next decade if the world is to successfully move to sustainable methods of food production, says a UN-backed report. http://www.scidev.net/global/funding/news/research-funding-and-skills-key-to-food-for-post-2015.html


Afghanistan Inaugurates First Strategic Grain Reserve

The World Food Programme and Afghan officials inaugurated the first Strategic Grain Reserve in the country. This important measure will protect food supplies against commonly faced natural disasters and help stabilize local wheat prices in times of shortage. Officials state that this is a first step in an initiative to develop and improve food system […]


Of Indian Food Security

A critic of the food security law debate argues the perspective that the idea behind and purpose of the bill is deserving of credit, even if the implementation will be a challenge. http://www.brecorder.com/br-research/44:miscellaneous/3688:of-indian-food-security/


Italy Calls for Food Security to Be U.N. Priority

Italy wants to lead efforts to make food security a priority for global policy makers, Prime Minister Enrico Letta said in his recent debut speech at the United Nations General Assembly. http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20130925-709988.html  


Marandagahamula Grain Storage Complex Opened

The government of Sri Lanka opened a grain storage and trading complex at one of the country’s leading wholesale paddy markets where 60,000 tons of grains can be stored. The complex is part of a government plan for increased food security and economic development in the country’s agricultural sector. http://www.news.lk/news/sri-lanka/6845-marandagahamula-grain-storage-complex-opened