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Postharvest Loss and the Power of 3

by Kari A. Wozniak As of late this summer, the ADM Institute is a partner of an innovative initiative called “The Power of 3: Food, Water, and Energy”, with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and others. This partnership unites the strengths of industry and academia behind a science-based effort to develop cross-cutting solutions for […]

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Food Bill Effect: Dutch Firms Eye India for Postharvest Solutions

Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development says her country is looking very closely at “everything connected to the Food Bill”. Officials believe Dutch entrepreneurs have a significant role to play in improving postharvest processes and reducing supply chain loss and waste. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/food-bill-effect-dutch-firms-eye-india-for-postharvest-solutions/article5101359.ece

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The Mud on Their Legs – Farmer to Farmer Videos in Uganda

Paul Van Mele and colleagues created eleven farmer-to-farmer learning videos in Bangladesh and West Africa about growing rice from seed to postharvest beginning in 2003. The USAID funded project, Modernizing Extension and Advisory Systems (MEAS), funded this case study analysis in Uganda describing what researchers observed during a return visit in November 2012. http://agrilinks.org/sites/default/files/resource/files/MEAS%20CS%20Uganda%20-%20Farmer%20to%20Farmer%20Videos%20in%20Uganda%20-%20Bentley,%20J%20and%20P%20Van%20Mele%20-%20July%202013%20-%202.pdf

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Asia Works on Regional Rice Stragey to Address Changing Conditions

Rice exports from Asia continue to increase in line with demand from markets in Africa and the Middle East. The FAO, in collaboration with the World Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank, will develop a regional strategy that addresses production efficiency, postharvest losses, trade patterns, nutrition, and eating habits, among other topics. The report […]

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New Global Food Security Report and Public Exhibition

UK Global Food Security (GFS) Research Partnership collaborated with leading experts to produce a new report, “Global Food Systems and UK Food Imports”. Key topics include the need for a better functioning supply chain, reducing food waste, and securing safer foods (Report PDF). http://www.foodsecurity.ac.uk/news-events/news/2013/130322-pr-gfs-report-public-exhibition.html

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Packaging Optimization and Preventative Role Key in Food Waste Battle

e European Organization for Packaging and the Environment claims reducing food loss and waste depends on the optimization of packaging. They have created a task force focused on technological innovations and solutions. http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Supply-Chain/Packaging-optimisation-and-preventative-role-key-in-food-waste-battle

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Tackling Poverty with Social Enterprise

Social enterprise efforts are positively impacting rural poverty in Africa by connecting farmers to markets. Organizations focusing on specific supply chain development activities promote economic growth and food security for farmers. http://www.theguardian.com/social-enterprise-network/2013/mar/15/tackling-poverty-social-enterprise

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Waste Less to Feed More

Senior-level government officials emphasized the need to reduce postharvest loss to achieve global food security, environmental sustainability, and economic vitality. The Department of State hosted a forum dedicated to finding cross-sector solutions to postharvest loss. Assistant Secretary of the Economics and Business Affairs Bureau said in his opening remarks that there is “no silver bullet […]

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We Throw Away Half Our Food

The International Mechanical Engineers Association released a report titled “Global Food: Waste Not Want Not” stating that 30-50% of all food globally is wasted or lost. The report describes various instances where loss occurs, ranging from storage issues in India to supermarket waste in the UK. The report received substantial media coverage, demonstrating rising public concern over PHL. […]

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Food Prices Drop, But Food Waste Increases, Reports Say

The International Mechanical Engineers Association released a report titled “Global Food: Waste Not Want Not” stating that 30-50% of all food globally is wasted or lost. The report describes various instances where loss occurs, ranging from storage issues in India to supermarket waste in the UK. The report received substantial media coverage, demonstrating rising public concern over PHL. […]

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