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Archive for JANUARY, 2011

WTO’s Lamy: “Trade is part of the answer, not part of the problem”

JANUARY 31, 2011

On January 22 during his opening address to the Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Summit, World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy emphasized that trade plays an important role in addressing the challenges of food insecurity and increasing global agricultural productivity. Reducing barriers to global and regional trade in agriculture is one of the Global Harvest Initiative’s five policy priorities to close the global agricultural productivity gap.

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GHI Member ADM Founds Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss

JANUARY 24, 2011

In January, Global Harvest Initiative member Archer Daniels Midland Company founded the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss with a US$10 million grant to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The global institute will work with smallholder farmers in the developing world to help preserve millions of metric tons of grains and oilseeds lost each year to pests, disease, mishandling and other factors.

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