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Notre Dame Global Adaptation Institute

The Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN) recently developed an index that assesses country readiness for various types of investments from public and private sectors. CEO Jose Daboub expects the index to help investors make decisions towards both business and social responsbility goals. Read more about why the index will be useful and to whom in a […]

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Weather and Climate

Natural disasters, extreme weather, and climate change can cause significant levels of crop loss. Storms like Hurricane Sany and the Tamil Cyclone have flooded fields and ruined crops while hardhitting droughts continue to cripple major grain suppliers in the United States. A major challenge facing stakeholders of the global food system is to reduce postharvest […]

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Scientists Urge Action After Crop Losses

The drought in the United States continues on and now threatens the hard, red winter wheat crop. Warmer temperatures may cause faster maturation, putting the crops at risk if temperatures do eventually drop to colder levels typical of winter months. Scientists from Iowa, a top grain growing state, said the drought demonstrates the strong need […]

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The Readiness Matrix by GAIN

The Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN) recently developed an index that assesses country readiness for various types of investments from public and private sectors. CEO Jose Daboub expects the index to help investors make decisions towards both business and social responsbility goals. Read more about why the index will be useful and to whom in a […]

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U.S. Drought Worsening, Wheat Crop Suffering

The FAO predicts the balance of world cereal supply and demand will be tighter in 2012-2013 than in 2011-2012 due to climate effects. The US drought continues with over half the country suffering at least moderate conditions. Prices are projected to be high, though India stands to benefit. On Saturday, the Food Corporation of India will […]

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FAO Slashes Grain F’casts, World Food Prices Stay High

The FAO predicts the balance of world cereal supply and demand will be tighter in 2012-2013 than in 2011-2012 due to climate effects. The US drought continues with over half the country suffering at least moderate conditions. Prices are projected to be high, though India stands to benefit. On Saturday, the Food Corporation of India will […]

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ADM Institute Held the Workshop With Partners Aprosoja and Embrapa

In October the ADM Institute faculty and partners Aprosoja and Embrapa held the Workshop de Perdas Pos-Colheita in Brazil to discuss postharvest losses. This video is an overview of the event and issues and is in Portuguese.    http://youtu.be/pSav82mfN7A

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Silo Storage Study by ADM Institute Faculty Grace Danao and Marvin Paulsen

ADM Institute faculty Grace Danao and Marvin Paulsen had their work featured in a news clip by Globo Rural TV in Sinop, Brazil. This video is in Portuguese also and features their silo storage study.   http://globotv.globo.com/tv-centro-america/mt-rural/v/novo-tipo-de-silo-para-milho-e-avaliado-em-sinop/2139968/

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IRRI Signs Agreement with University of Illinois

The ADM Institute signed an MOU with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on October 26th to open doors for collaboration in capacity-building and technology transfer in South Asian postharvest value chains and rice cropping systems. http://irri-news.blogspot.com/2012/10/irri-signs-agreement-with-university-of.html

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Workshop on Post-Harvest Losses by The ADM Institute

The ADM Institute presented at the “Workshop on Post-Harvest Losses” hosted by Empraba in Brazil in late October. The event brought together researchers from Brazil and the United States who are working on reducing losses in the soybean supply chain. Attendees developed working groups focusing on four main areas: loss harvesting, transportation, storage, and public […]

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