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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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Every MP Should Own a Demonstration Farm

Ugandans urge their government to allow for GMO-friendly policies and also for the need of new technologies and practices to be exhibited to the public at the annual agricultural show. http://www.monitor.co.ug/OpEd/Commentary/-/689364/1207096/-/12t94pxz/-/

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Farmers’ Show Not Up to Today’s Challenges

Ugandans urge their government to allow for GMO-friendly policies and also for the need of new technologies and practices to be exhibited to the public at the annual agricultural show. http://www.monitor.co.ug/Magazines/Farming/-/689860/1207946/-/1mtn92z/-/

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Packaging: Key to More Food and Economic Development

This magazine article illustrates the need to focus on packaging and postharvest technologies as joint efforts in the fight against food losses. http://www.makingitmagazine.net/?p=3685  

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Meet Looks at Radiation Processing for Better Shelf Life of Food, Improved Hygiene

India – A seminar on Radiation Processing Technology for Food Safety & Security, organized at Federation House, Hyderabad, focused on the role of radiation processing in increasing shelf life of food and other related aspects in ensuring food safety. Rapid urbanization, arable land depletion, agro-climatic conditions, traditional harvest and storage practices, as well as issues of long transportation […]

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AGRIFA 2011 Takes Off

The Minister of Trade and Industry launched AGRIFA 2011 (Agricultural Fair) with a call on investors to invest heavily in the agricultural sector of the Ghanaian economy. Another article about AGRIFA found here.

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Post-Harvest Management for Food Security tops FAO-Agriculture Dept meeting

A workshop was organized by the UN FAO in partnership with the Dept of Agriculture in The Gambia to discuss PHL. Particular focus was on grain cereals, pulses and oilseeds, “as these sectors constitute the predominant staples in many African communities in Africa.” The FAO and the Dept of Agriculture’s relationship has also recently led to the […]

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Why Food Price Volatility Doesn’t Matter

Food Price Volatility Directly affects farmers as investments in seed, technology, etc. are made before post-harvest price is known. Recent food hikes have pushed 44+ million into poverty (over half of developing countries’ income is spent on food). http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/67981/christopher-b-barrett-and-marc-f-bellemare/why-food-price-volatility-doesnt-matter

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Fact Sheet: Increasing Prosperity in India, U.S., Africa

The United States and India will continue to negotiate a bilateral investment treaty, which includes collaborating on food security issues in Africa, and the US aiding India in improving farm-to-market practices in order to reduce PHL. The two countries will aid the countries of Liberia, Malawi, and Kenya to “improve agricultural production by sending participants from […]

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Minister Calls for Better Packaging of Products

The Minister of Trade and Industry expressed dissatisfaction that packaging in Ghana is at its elementary stage, saying it contributed to product damage and postharvest loss. The Minister highlighted that packaging has been identified as “one of the major reasons for the failure of locally manufactured good to compete favorably with imported goods”. She spoke […]

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