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Work on to Create 2 mt Silos

India’s Planning Commission and Food Ministry are building silos to store 2 million tonnes of grain. The government will provide 20% viability gap funding, while private parties and the Food Corporation of India will fund the rest of the construction. Companies funding the project will be provided with concessions for the next 20 years. The […]

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Vietnam Issues New Regulation on Subsidizing Postharvest Losses for Agriculture and Aquatic Products

Vietnam has issued new regulations to aid PHL reduction. These regulations highlight improved access to borrowing funds for projects focusing on PHL and reduced interest rates. http://businesstimes.com.vn/vietnam-issues-new-regulation-on-subsidizing-post-harvest-losses-for-agriculture-and-aquatic-products/  

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Agriculture in Rwanda: Ownership and Improving Delivery

Rwanda attests to the need for and success of food aid programs at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea. Funding from countries such as India and Brazil, food aid programs such as USAID and DFID, and governmental initiatives such as the Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture (II) and […]

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Food Security and the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership

This article is an overview on USAID programs in Indonesia, including market and support activities, support for research centers, US exchange programs, and improving trade flows between the US and Indonesia. The following article also provides an overview on Feed the Future initiatives for Northern Ghana. Of particular focus are bringing in women’s groups as […]

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Banks Asked to Step Up Advances to Encourage Farm Mechanisation

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development of India has released its Potential Linked Credit Plan, encouraging banks to finance the purchase of farm machinery such as combine harvesters and also to extend credit for farm implements, in addition to supporting agri centers and clinics, seed processing centers, and agri business centers. http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/article2658910.ece  

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UNISDR: Disaster Resilience Key to Green Economy

The United Nations Environment Programme met recently in Beijing, China, and said that $1.3 trillion should be spent in 10 areas to increase efficiency and create buffers against disasters. Agriculture is a priority, and in the report published by the programme, $108 billion will be set aside to green the sector, particularly for reducing PHL. http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/news/v.php?id=23583 […]

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SKorea to Provide PHL $500m in Soft Loans, Says Agri’s Alcala

South Korea continues to invest and support PHL infrastructure in the Philippines, making $500 million available in soft loans in order to help achieve Philippine rice self-sufficiency by 2013. The Export-Import Bank of Korea and the Economic Development Cooperation Fund are both able to provide loans to the Philippine government. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/239299/economy/agricultureandmining/skorea-to-provide-phl-500m-in-soft-loans-says-agri-s-alcala    

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FAO Says Traditional Crops Key to Facing Climate Change

The FAO says traditional crops need protection from climate change. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture celebrated its 10th anniversary, and a ‘benefit-sharing fund’ has been set up in order to help farmers and breeders in 21 countries adapt crops to problems associated with climate change, such as floods, droughts, […]

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Q&A: Sarita Nayyar, MD, World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum discusses its vision for the future of agriculture, outlining the importance of private and public investments and current models for addressing the issues of food security and development. http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/q-a-sarita-nayyar-md-world-economic-forum-111111200087_1.html

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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  

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