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How to Manage Post-Harvest Loss

The Guardian featured an article on postharvest loss and its contributions to food security. Caspa van Vark reviews PHL reduction techniques such as the use of metal silos, bags, and the role of public and private interventions. http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development-professionals-network/2012/dec/14/post-harvest-loss-food-security


Exosect Initiates First Full Scale Trial of Leading-Edge Biopesticide to Control Grain Store Insects

Exosect, a UK pest management agency, is conducting trials on a sustainable pest control product. Entostat is made of food-grade wax and an isolate of an enthomopathogenic fungus to eliminate grain beetles, weevils, and other kinds of insects found in storage. The CEO of Exosect, Martin Brown, emphasized the importance of this product as world-wide […]


Missing Food – The Grain Postharvest Losses of Smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dr. Rick Hodges of the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, will present on the Missing Foods report, particularly on the ‘difficulties facing smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa following recent grain postharvest losses’. The seminar will take place at the London International Development Centre on Jan. 18, 2012. http://www.lidc.org.uk/events/missing-food-grain-postharvest-losses-smallholders-sub-saharan-africa