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South Cotabato Engineer Wins Nationwide Invention Tilt for Start-up Companies

A Filipino engineer has developed an invention combating rice PHL, creating a dehumidifier mechanical dryer that can be used in any weather condition, produce high quality food products at a reduced cost, and dry 35 metric tons of palay in only 16 hours. The Daikkah Mechanical Dryer uses a total of 144 kilowatts for the four cycles […]

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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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New Technology Introduced to Northern Farmers

The World Food Programme has donated new technology to farmers in northern Sri Lanka in order to boost paddy production and rice processing. The machinery was supplied through funding from the Norwegian, Australian, and Swiss governments. In addition to the technology donations, training is also being conducted in order to help farmers access the market more […]

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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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Postharvest Management of Rice Urged

The supply chain of Vietnamese rice should be shortened, according to experts at a conference in the Mekong Delta focusing on PH processing. Rice quality in the region has greatly improved over the years with the introduction of improved rice strains and modern technology, but storage and drying are still the greatest weaknesses of the […]

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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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Increasing Rice Production in Sub-Saharan Africa Through Mechanization

The recent ICARD General Meeting Seminar posted conference slides on (PDF) ‘Increasing rice production in sub Sahara Africa through mechanization,’ as presented by JF Rickman of the International Rice Research Institute. The presentation details the practical means of reducing PHL, breaking down the labor, effort and specific ways such interventions have affected PHL reduction. http://riceforafrica.org/downloads/Meetings/gm4/Seminar1-1_Rickman_En.pdf […]

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VN Rice Contributes to World Food Security

Vietnamese rice production is a key player in not only national, but also world-wide food security. Exponential growth in rice production in recent years has been directly affected by the integration of harvesting and post-harvesting processes. This year’s rice exports were at 7 million tonnes, while in 1989, rice exports were at 1.4 million tonnes. […]

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RaSSFiP Completes Distribution of Certified Seeds

The Philippine government has guaranteed its citizens that it will not need to rely on rice imports through 2012, despite the recent hurricane. The government is relying on rice from provinces with good harvests and aims to be completely rice self-sufficient by 2013, due to the integration of proper storage facilities and technologies. http://rafpep.da.gov.ph/index.php/component/content/article/42-stories/91-sample-story-1

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Yuletide: 11 Rice-laden Ships Berth at Lagos Ports

Rice is being imported through the Lagos Port in Nigeria, as the nation’s ban on international over-land trade continues, due to the large amount of smuggling and corrupt business transactions. Eleven ships of rice arrived with 240,276 metric tonnes of rice, a high number due to the unstable supply by Nigerian farmers, which have been affected […]

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