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Reducing African Farmers Post Harvest Losses

A project run by MicroEnterprise Africa is seeking funding via a charity-supporting online platform. The goal for the project is to build a warehouse to preserve Malawi subsistence farmers’ harvest from insects and pests. The charity runs a farm, collects produce, and transports it to markets, and seeks to expand its resources through storage and […]

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Growing the Economy Through Local Manufacturing

Wivokil, a grain pesticide targeting grain weevils produced by AHL Chemicals and Steel Company Limited has been introduced to the Malawi market with the aim to reduce PHL and has been met with considerable success. The product is produced locally and thus is fresh and priced cheaper, causing farmers to buy it as soon as […]

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Nigeria: FG to Boost Food Production With New Technology – Minister

The Nigerian Minister of Science and Technology has stated that the only way for the country to reduce PHL is to introduce technological inputs into the agricultural sector. He has said that “post harvest storage facility has been the bane of our agricultural produce.” Additionally, the Minister called for the introduction of GMO technology to […]

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Doing Business Differently: Fighting Global Hunger Through a Whole-of-Government Approach

Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s food security initiative, has helped to improve market access for smallholder women farmers in Guatemala, taught agricultural techniques to Senegalese farmers, improved grain storage practices and lowered PHL for Ghanaian farmers, and aided Bangladeshi agriculture workers to have access to research about plant pests and diseases of their crops, […]

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Africa: Advocacy Group Applauds U.S. Role in Agricultural Development

Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s food security initiative, has helped to improve market access for smallholder women farmers in Guatemala, taught agricultural techniques to Senegalese farmers, improved grain stroage practices and lowered PHL for Ghanaian farmers, and aided Bangladeshi agriculture workers to have access to research about plant pests and diseases of their crops, […]

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Grainpro Executives Express Support for PHL Food Security Needs

GrainPro, Inc., met with the Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. and the Philippine Agriculture Attache to the U.S. at the Philippine Embassy to discuss collaboration opportunities to promote global food security through postharvest improvements. GrainPro supplies farm and village level pesticide-free hermetic storage units, which aid in decreasing the amount of PHL in grains and […]

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Storage Solutions to Improve Food Security for Small Farmers

Slides from a recent presentation by USDA representative Floyd Dowell on “Storage Solutions to Improve Food Security for Small Farmers” were recently published online. The presentation focused on PHL and ways to mitigate the causes of loss. http://india2012.icc.or.at/webfm_send/33

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Growing Opportunities: Research Collaboration with Australian Plant Biosecurity Center Set to Secure Food Supplies, Increase Academic Exchanges

Kansas State University is partnering with the Australian Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre to “study emerging plant diseases and insect pests that threaten American and Australian agricultural systems and develop new strategies and technologies to defend against them.” Grain storage solutions will also be a focus for the collaboration’s research. http://www.k-state.edu/today/announcement.php?id=2390&category=news&referredBy=todayRSSFeed  

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Application of Semiochemicals for Post-Harvest Pest Management

Lambert Academic Publishing released a new book  on Jan. 6, 2012 titled ‘Application of Semiochemicals for Post-Harvest Pest Management’. The book provides estimates of pest-induced losses of foods, in particular stored grain, as well as analysis of why semiochemicals are a promising alternative to conventional pesticides, and more. https://www.lap-publishing.com/catalog/details/store/gb/book/978-3-8473-3553-5/application-of-semiochemicals-for-post-harvest-pest-management  

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Validation of Pesticidal Plants Used to Control Storage Insect Pests

The Natural Resources Institute recently published presentation slides on‘The Validation of Pesticidal Plants Used To Control Storage Insect Pests’ (PDF). The presentation includes the methodology, testing period results, and recommendations in marketing information. http://projects.nri.org/adappt/docs/McKnight/PPs4Storage.pdf

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