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Punjab’s Problem of Plenty: Bumper Wheat Crop But No Storage Space

A video on Punjab storage issues identifies diversatification of crops as a solution to ease capacity constraints. Farmers are not in support of this solution, however, due to the economic value of certain crops over others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlJbh-8R6MY&feature=youtu.be

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New Warehouses Will Improve Grain Storage in Ghana

The United States Feed the Future program is co-financing the construction of new warehouses in northern regions of Ghana and is also training farmers on warehouse management. USAID and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa are partners on the project. http://www.feedthefuture.gov/article/new-warehouses-will-improve-grain-storage-ghana

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U.S Contributes $7.9 mn to UN’s Food Program

USAID contributed US$7.9 million to the UN World Food Program towards projects that are working to improve agriculture and market access for smallholder farmers in Uganda. Activities include building and upgrading warehouses, repairing feeder roads, and providing market information. http://www.independent.co.ug/news/news/7068-us-contributes-79mn-to-uns-food-program?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRouu6%2FMZKXonjHpfsX86%2BwrXqO1lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4FSspmI%2FqLAzICFpZo2FFcH%2FaQZA%3D%3D

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Korean-Funded Corn Processing Center to be Inaugurated Dec. 12

A new, Korean-funded postharvest processing center was inagurated in Northern Mindanao, Philippines on December 12. The center will bring the market closer to the farmers and include a community center, integrated post-harvest facilities, a warehouse, and a demonstration farm. http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Economy&title=Korean-funded-corn-processing-center-to-be-inaugurated-Dec.-12&id=62595

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India to Unload More Excess Wheat Stocks

The FAO predicts the balance of world cereal supply and demand will be tighter in 2012-2013 than in 2011-2012 due to climate effects. The US drought continues with over half the country suffering at least moderate conditions. Prices are projected to be high, though India stands to benefit. On Saturday, the Food Corporation of India will […]

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MOU Signed between IGMRI and CWC for Post Harvest Management of Foodgrains

India’s Department of Food & Public Distribution and the Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) signed an MOU to create a center for capacity-building in postharvest management of foodgrains. The CWC will oversee training functions of the Indian Grain Storage Management and Research Institute (IGMRI). http://www.orissadiary.com/ShowBussinessNews.asp?id=37289

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NCPB Starts Drive to Cut Grain Losses

The National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB), an agricultural commodity management and trading organization in East and Central Africa, is currently advising and training Kenyan maize farmers on how to mitigate issues that cause postharvest loss. In addition to strategies for proper handling and fumigation, NCPB is urging farmers to utilize the warehouse receipting system. […]

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Thai Rice Buying Slows as Govt Runs out of Storage Space

A Thai government intervention scheme for securing adequate storage for paddy (rice) farmers is currently facing challenges. Officials are requesting use of old airport warehouses to store the rice as production continues to increase. Controversy exists over whether the government can support the scheme by exporting the rice. Many millers are turning farmers away due to lack […]

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Thailand Readies Airport Warehouse to Store Record Stocks of Rice

A Thai government intervention scheme for securing adequate storage for paddy (rice) farmers is currently facing challenges. Officials are requesting use of old airport warehouses to store the rice as production continues to increase. Controversy exists over whether the government can support the scheme by exporting the rice. Many millers are turning farmers away due to lack […]

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Uganda: Collective Actions Shield Small-Holder Farmers

Ugandan small-holder farmers find collectives advantageous and profitable, while learning valuable postharvest and business skills. The Kapchorwa Commercial Farmers’ Association (KCFA) has a warehouse and provides training to farmers, while improving incomes through using Warehouse Receipt Systems. The WFP Uganda Country Director has noted that over $600,000 in bank credit has been offered to the […]

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