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Reducing Food Losses in the MENA Region

Slides from the presentation “Reducing Food Losses in the MENA Region” (speaker Adel Kader of UC Davis) at the Regional Agro-Industries Forum Middle East and North Africa were recently published, highlighting magnitudes and causes of loss in different areas. It also contains information on the methodology of data and information collection, as well as provides […]

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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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Rs2 Billion Package Approved for Punjab Growers

The Punjab Agriculture Department launched the “Supply Chain Improvement of Selected Agriculture and Livestock Products” Project along with an incentive package of Rs 2 billion to help system stakeholders to acquire Global GAP and International Featured Standards certifications in order to produce traceable products. By adopting new technology, PHL could be reduced by 30%. http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=74960&Cat=2

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Half of Malnourished People in Africa are Farmers

“Half of all malnourished people in Africa are farmers who produce food.” Professor Calestous Juma of Harvard’s Kennedy School and author of The New Harvest, says that farmers are underfed due to infrastructural incapacity and can alleviate their problems through technology application, improvements in supply chains, and rural development of telecoms, transportation, energy, and education. […]

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The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

“Half of all malnourished people in Africa are farmers who produce food.” Professor Calestous Juma of Harvard’s Kennedy School and author of The New Harvest, says that farmers are underfed due to infrastructural incapacity and can alleviate their problems through technology application, improvements in supply chains, and rural development of telecoms, transportation, energy, and education. […]

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University Course Georgia Tech

UNIVERSITY COURSE (PDF) Georgia Tech offering Cold Chain Management Certificate

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Tapping the Huge Potential of Food Processing Sector of India

India is one of the leading counties in fruit, vegetable, milk, poultry and meat production. Lack of supply chains and processing infrastructure results wastes in agricultural productions. A study carried by the Central Institute for Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology indicated that the losses in 2009 reached Rs. 44,000 crore. The Mega Food Parks Scheme (MFPS) […]

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Surinder Sud: Give Food Some Thought

Foodgrain mismanagement, imprudent trade decisions, and lack of advanced supply chain infrastructure have had high impacts on Indian farm-to-market connections, resulting in high PHL. Policy changes and reform of the ‘mandi’ system are seen as solutions to the issue, as well as private investment – and a reformation of the entire agribusiness chain of activities. […]

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4m Bags Needed as Maize Stocks Dry Up

Kenya faces serious smuggling problems, all while reserves have dropped to levels sufficient enough for only two months. 4.5 million bags need to be imported to Kenya due to the shortage and the government is counting on an early harvest to abate the problem. http://www.nation.co.ke/News/4m+bags+needed+as+maize+stocks+dry+up+/-/1056/1195992/-/8fodmt/-/

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No Let-Up in Food Inflation, Say Economists

Economists show that food price inflation is linked to postharvest losses and will not likely come below 8% in the near future. http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/no-let-up-in-food-inflation-say-economists-111071200062_1.html

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