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Need to Step up Investments for Better Food Storage Facilities

This op-ed article written by the CEO of YES Bank in India examines the efforts made by the Indian government to address PHL, including warehouses, current need for storage facilities, public-private-partnerships, and in which ways these efforts need to change and be modified. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-others/tp-banking-on-agribiz/article2806499.ece

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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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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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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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Food Security 2011: Transforming the Food Production System

Registration is now open for the Chatham House conference “Food Security 2011: Transforming the Food Production System” The conference will run from December 14-15, 2011. It will address questions including:  How can political and economic barriers to change be overcome? What transformative business models and partnerships between the public and private sectors work? What needs […]

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Private Players to Help Government Stem Rot in Godowns Soon

10% of total grain production was lost in the postharvest system due to lack of proper storage facilities – India has only about 17% of the needed storage facilities available currently, which is decreasing as the government continues to push for increased grain acquisition. The government is pushing for the design and implementation of such […]

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Hillary Clinton makes Remarks on the Food Crisis in the Horn of Africa

Remarks made at IFPRI in Washington, D.C. http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2011/08/170417.htm

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Head of Global Harvest Initiative Says Food Program Should Focus on Ending Corruption

In North America, US-based humanitarian and development organizations such as the “Feed the Future” campaign are urged to target the corruption in African countries, as many agribusiness companies will not invest in those with high levels of corruption.

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Private, Public Sectors to Fight ASEAN Food Insecurity

The Philippines was the site of the 2nd ASEAN Food Security Conference, where both the private and public sectors discussed sustainable and affordable agriculture and food production policy actions to avoid another food price crisis. Another conference will be held in Jakarta in September to discuss regional food trade implications. http://manila.usembassy.gov/food_insecurity.html

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