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German Government Investigates Postharvest Losses

A government study of postharvest losses in Germany finds the country has lost 3.3% of wheat, or about 820,000 tonnes, per year over the last three years. The researchers recommended targeted investments in storage systems, and more funding for R&D, both nationally and internationally. http://www.farming.co.uk/news/article/8431    

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GFFA Expert Panel “Reducing Post-Harvest-Losses Means Conserving Natural Resources and Saving Money”

A panel focused on reducing postharvest loss in Berlin’s Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, concluded that “reducing postharvest losses can only be achieved by setting up a conceptual framework addressing main actors in the value-adding chain”. Experts from FAO, CAADP, ICIPE, and others attended the forum. http://www.rural21.com/english/from-our-partners/detail/article/gffa-expert-panel-reducing-post-harvest-losses-means-conserving-natural-resources-and-saving-mone/

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Call for More Responsible Investments in Agriculture to Eradicate Hunger and Poverty

The German Minister of Agriculture and the head of FAO have called for responsible international investment in agriculture because of the potential to cut poverty and hunger worldwide. The two leaders urge the global community to develop guidance for these types of investments which will direct money towards creating stronger value-chains for farmers, among other […]

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Small Farms Crucial for Food Security, Say NGOs

At the Global Forum on Food and Agriculture in Germany, experts discussed the urgent need to direct investment and aid efforts toward smallholder farmers. One example cited is that many farmers who don’t have access to proper infrastructure experience postharvest loss. The Forum identified public-private partnerships which focus on smallholder development as crucial to global […]

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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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Mitigating Climate Change Through Agriculture

Deutsche Bahn Research recently produced a paper on “Mitigating climate change through agriculture,” with the reduction of postharvest losses as a possible outcome of efforts. http://www.dbresearch.com/PROD/DBR_INTERNET_EN-PROD/PROD0000000000278568/Mitigating+climate+change+through+agriculture%3A+An+untapped+potential.pdf

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