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Modern Agricultural Centre Established in Bonyon

The United States Millennium Challenge Account has funded the construction of an Agricultural Business Center in Bonyon, Ghana, in order to aid the marketing and value chain development of staple food crops. Two additional centers will be built in the district as part of a plan for PHL reduction. http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/regional/artikel.php?ID=237134

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Slow Kazakh Grain Exports Fuel Storage Fears

Rail wagons have proved to be a severely limiting factor for Kazakhstani farmers. The country is facing a dilemma as it has been unable to export its grain and has cut the amount of exports from 15 million tonnes to 11-12 million tonnes. Kazakhstan had a record harvest last year of 27 million tonnes but […]

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Africa: Private Equity Deal to Spur Growth in Agribusiness

Zeder Investments Limited is committing US $46.7 million to acquire and expand Chayton Africa, an agricultural business. Chayton Africa will be transformed from its status as a private equity vehicle into an agricultural operating company. The company currently produces 10% of Zambian soya and 5% of its wheat, with production increase estimates for the next […]

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Two Tramlines Completed in Davao Region

Two tramlines were recently completed for farmer use in the Davao region of the Philippines in order to better service farmers in remote areas. The tramlines were built off of a system of cables and pulleys based on a system used by the mining industry. They help to deliver crops in a timely fashion and […]

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New Tramline Inaugurated

The Philippine Department of Agriculture, working with the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization, recently inaugurated a bi-cable tramline system in order to aid farmers in reducing PHL. The project will also save farmers money in transportation costs. http://www.mindanaotimes.net/new-tramline-inaugurated/  

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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, […]

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Agra Pilots Market Access and Postharvest Services Project to Empower Smallholders Farmers in the Brong Ahafo Region

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) recently launched a project called ‘Development of Market Access and Post-Harvest Services for Small Holder Farmers’ (D-MAPS) in Ghana. Ten thousand smallholder farmers will benefit through the increased access to markets and competitive Farmer Based Organizations. Concern Universal, a UK NGO, will be implementing the project […]

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Perth Declaration on Food Security Principles

The recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Australia created the Perth Declaration on Food Security Principles that focused on delivering technologies, scaling up nutritional interventions, food security programs, enhancing research and development in agricultural issues, and market systems in each of the 54 member countries. http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/78221085/perth-declaration-food-security-principles

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US Embargo Caused Over US$104 Billion Direct Economic Damages to Cuba

The UN General Assembly Resolution 65/6 finds that the U.S. blockade on Cuban products has severely limited the development of agriculture on the island, as well as prevented the improvement of logistics activities such as collection, postharvest treatment, and distribution. This blockade has caused Cuba to heavily rely on imports from the US., which it […]

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Agric Ministry, CBN Partner on Marketing Infrastructure

The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is partnering with the Central Bank of Nigeria in order to strengthen marketing institutions and infrastructure for rural communities. The absence of ready markets for agricultural produce is a large factor in postharvest losses, and current rural and market infrastructure is inhibiting farmers from reaping the […]

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