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Rice Awareness Month in Philippines

The Philippines observe Rice Awareness Month throughout November as nationally over 480,000 tons of raw rice is wasted every year. Millers are pushing for improved rice milling facilities, as many are over 70 years old and others are using 50-year old technology that recovers only 50% of processed grain. Drying and milling have PHL of […]

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Flood Costs to Surpass $100mn

Flooding is costing Cambodia over US$100 million as more than 445,300 hectares of rice paddy have been affected or destroyed (about 20% of the total crop). Bridge and road infrastructure have been destroyed, while rice seedlings also have been affected. The government has mandated a cost jump from $250 to $500 per ton in response. […]

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Pioneering Project to Increase Quality Rice Production in Africa

The Africa Rice Center launched a project, ‘Support to Rice Research in Africa’ initiative, focusing on 8 countries to improve the quality and marketability of rice. Smallholders, processors, and local households will all be targeted for training in technologies and best practices. If the project achieves 10 percent reduction of PHL, it will help increase […]

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U.S. Farm Report Weekly Recap

US regional weather has affected crop yields significantly this year. Arkansas rice yields are down 25%, wheat drilling in Kansas hasn’t started yet due to lack of subsoil moisture, and North Dakotan wheat has lost some test weight and is retaining low moisture levels  leading to an expected 40-50 bushels per acre. Food prices are […]

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Germany’s University of Hohenheim Looks for Researchers to Study PHL

Germany’s University of Hohenheim is searching for researchers to conduct a study on preventing PHL by improved drying technology for rice. The research will be based on the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam and will cover the following three research questions: 1. design and testing of low-cost greenhouese dryer for rice, 2. optimizing operation conditions to […]

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Sierra Leone: SLARI Launches Post-Harvest Handling, Marketing Project

The Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute launched a five-year project to educate farmers on post-harvest handling, marketing, and the development of a new rice product. http://allafrica.com/stories/201109270350.html

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The Pangasinan Province of the Philippines Received Aid from KOICA

The Pangasinan province of the Philippines is building a rice processing complex with funding aid from the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), as well as federal and local departments. This project will affect 8,000 to 10,000 Filipino rice farmers, and is expected to cut current postharvest losses from the 20-25% range to 5%.  

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Rice Consumption Reaches Record Levels in Ghana

Ghana switching more to rice than traditional staples Workshop held by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)-founded Africa Rice Project. About 70 percent of rice consumed in Ghana was imported and these importations had been consistently high since 2001. She said despite the efforts made in local rice production the cost of production was high […]

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Wastages Contribute to Nigeria’s Trillion Naira Food Import Bill

Over N635 billion was spent to import wheat, N365 billion on rice, N217 billion on sugar, and N97 billion on fish importation. PHL that occurs largely to the absence of viable storage and processing facilities are some of these challenges that have impoverished farmers and dampened their enthusiasm for farming. At present, 12 silos are […]

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Corn Production up in 1st Half

The Philippines witnessed increased corn crop production, due to good weather, area expansion, availability of corn varieties, good farmgate prices, and stable prices of inputs. This boom in production is seen as positive as the country is trying to shift from total dependency on rice as a staple crop to white corn, in order to […]

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