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Mekong Delta Has New Rice Processing Complex

In Vietnam, the Mekong Delta has a new rice processing facility, and the region is planning to bring in about 25,000 combine harvesters as well as high quality rice varieties to improve production. http://businesstimes.com.vn/mekong-delta-has-new-rice-processing-complex/

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Delta Seeks to Cut Post-Harvest Losses

In Vietnam, the Mekong Delta has a new rice processing facility, and the region is planning to bring in about 25,000 combine harvesters as well as high quality rice varieties to improve production. http://en.baomoi.com/Info/Delta-seeks-to-cut-postharvest-losses/6/165425.epi

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ASEAN Food Security Conference, the CURE and ACIAR Training-Workshop

The IRRI Weekly Bulletin highlighted the ASEAN Food Security Conference, the CURE and ACIAR training-workshop on technology evaluation, the role of the Pinoy Rice Knowledge Bank’s for Philippine farmers and extension workers, and the IRRI-ADB project regarding “Addressing the Pre- and Postharvest Challenges in the Rice Supply Chain (in Phillipines).” http://irri.org/news-events/irri-bulletin/2011.29

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Rising Global Temperatures Melting Away Global Food Security

Lester Brown, President of Earth Policy Institute, says climate change will have devastating effect on Asian crops, especially rice, and would destroy the food security of many countries relying on major rice-exporting countries, like Vietnam. Increased climate change impact on temperature and water in India will lead to even tighter food supply issues. http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/rising-temperatures-melting-away-global-food-security.html

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Harvesting the Future: FAO and the EU Improve Postharvest Conditions

Cambodia and the EU are working together to improve postharvest conditions (video) through distribution of tarpaulins and rice storage bins and the provision of complementary training. This specific project will affect about 9,000 families. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x80metnZK5Y&feature=channel_video_title

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Adoption and Impact of an Award-Winning Postharvest Technology: The ASI Rice Thresher in the Senegal River Valley

Powerpoint presentation on the adoption of the ASI rice thresher. Outlines technical details as well as impact, and suggests that the recommendation could make a significant change in Senegalese rice harvesting – helping it to achieve its goal of becoming self-sufficient. http://www.africarice.org/workshop/grisp-mech/PPT/Diagne,%20africarice.pdf

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Mekong Delta’s Postharvest Rice Losses Hit $635m

The post-harvest loss of rice in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta remains high, at 13.7 per cent, or US$635 million for the year, according to the deputy director of the Institute of Agriculture Engineering and Post Harvest Technology. Speaking at a conference in Can Tho City on Thursday on preserving rice after harvesting in the Delta, […]

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Malo Traders Win 2nd Place in Dell Social Innovation Competition

2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition – Second place winner was MaloTraders, a group dealing with using cutting-edge technology to help with postharvest loss in Mali. http://studentcompetitions.com/posts/winners-of-dell-social-innovation-competition-2011

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