AAR, Railinc and agricultural shippers create visibility portal

The Supply Chain Journal

The Association of American Railroads , data provider Railinc and agricultural shippers have joined forces to create an online portal aimed at improving visibility for covered hopper cars. The portal’s functions will help agricultural shippers meet and comply with the U.S.

From farmhand to entrepreneur?—?climate-smart agriculture in Malawi

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Malawi: Solar-powered irrigation is offsetting southern Africa’s drought How climate-smart tech from the World Food Programme is helping one smallholder farmer grow, sell and run a shop Rabson Diwa, right, says WFP assistance is ‘a big relief’ to the Domwe community.

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The Risks and Rewards of Automating Agriculture

Supply Chain Brain

In recent years, farmers and other food suppliers have recognized the need for technology modernization. But they’ve been slower to recognize the importance of cybersecurity

Trends in the Food and Beverage Industry

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The food and beverage industry has faced significant challenges and growth over the past couple of years. So, what’s currently affecting the food and beverage sectors? In this blog, we’re going to dive into some of the latest trends in the food and beverage industry.

Key Considerations for Reverse Logistics of Agricultural Products

SIPMM Professional Publications

Where do you get your food from, and where does the Food waste go? The point is, we expect food to be readily available. We expect our society to produce food through ethical agricultural practices, […]. The post Key Considerations for Reverse Logistics of Agricultural Products appeared first on SIPMM INSTITUTE. I am sure most of us will have the same answer as me: from the Grocery Store to the Dustbin.

Study: Heat stress to Threaten Over 70% of Global Agriculture by 2045

Supply Chain Brain

Almost three quarters of the world’s current food production will face extreme risks from heat stress by 2045, according to a report by risk intelligence company Verisk Maplecroft

FMCSA approves alternate cargo securement methods for certain agricultural commodities

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FMCSA has granted a waiver to allow alternate cargo securement methods for certain agricultural commodities. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in a Federal Register notice published April 15 that truck drivers hauling certain agricultural commodities can now use alternate methods for cargo securement. FMCSA granted the waiver to the American Trucking Associations’ Agricultural […].

World Food Day: WFP works towards food security one sack at a time

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World Food Day: How WFP works towards food security?—?one Photo: WFP/Damilola Onafuwa The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The Prize recognizes WFP’s work highlighting the link between food security and conflict.

Congo: African cooperation improves food processing

World Food Programme Logistics

Technical support from Benin and Cote d’Ivoire helps Congolese food processors enhance the quality of cassava-based products At Bouansa, a busy intersection on the highway linking Brazzaville and Pointe Noire, a new product is available on roadside stalls.

Your neighbor is your brother- agricultural stability in a war- torn country

World Food Programme Logistics

Your neighbor is your brother- agricultural stability in a war-torn country In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the opposing Twa and Luba tribes are on peaceful terms thanks to a joint resilience project implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It has also disrupted staple food production in the historically very productive province of Tanganyika, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Mazars Food and Beverage Virtual Forum

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On July 23, Mazars hosted our first ever virtual Food and Beverage Forum. Our guest speakers, Marc Oshima, co-founder and… The post Mazars Food and Beverage Virtual Forum appeared first on Insights Center - Mazars - United States.

Mazars Food and Beverage Virtual Forum

Mazars Ledger

On July 23, Mazars hosted our first ever virtual Food and Beverage Forum. Our guest speakers, Marc Oshima, co-founder and… The post Mazars Food and Beverage Virtual Forum appeared first on The Ledger - Mazars USA. He has 35 years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry.

The farmers fighting food waste in Uganda

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The farmers fighting food loss in Uganda Training in handling harvests to reduce spoiling is ushering subsistence farming towards agribusiness Members of the Akumuklire Outgrowers’ Society in Pakanyi outside their community warehouse. farmers there face the daily challenge of firefighting food loss. Patrick Achikal, chair of the Akumuklire Outgrowers’ Society, which plays a key role in reducing post-harvest losses of food through improved handling and storage.

Using food to create community assets

World Food Programme Logistics

Food as a tool bringing South Sudan back to life How a road built with the help of WFP connects a community to a new world of opportunities A WFP four-wheel-drive vehicle cruising on the gravel road constructed by Madbai farmers’ group. With food in stock, life is different now.”

Three Cyber Soft Spots in the Food and Ag Industry

Supply Chain Brain

Digitally-enabled supply chains are helping food and agriculture companies manage fluctuating demand, but they also come with risks

Ag industry’s letter to Buttigieg urges immediate action on export problem

The Supply Chain Journal

agriculture industry is pressuring the Department of Transportation for immediate intervention in foreign-owned carriers’ denial of U.S. This letter is the latest in a series the agriculture industry has sent in an urgent plea to stop the denial of trade and increased demurrage costs.

HMM guarantees slots for South Korean food exports to Australia

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South Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) has asked flag-carrier HMM to reserve space for food and agri-product exporters on its South Korea-Australia services in November and December.

The World Food Programme

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million people in around 83 countries each year , the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030 , one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. million metric tons of food.

From begging for food to supplying retailers in ten years

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We hardly ever had enough food and we could not afford to send our children to school,” she says. Food on the table and new skills for tomorrow Ten years and eight water pumps later, Esther and Munyithya are now model farmers, mentoring others in the village. Photo: WFP/Martin Karimi Esther’s family was however selected to take part in a Food for Assets initiative?—?a a project targeting families facing a severe lack of food. drought food agriculture africa resilienc

The food explorers of Nigeria

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Nigerian chefs tell why they cook, and how they use foods and vegetables from Nigeria to make healthy and nutritious meals ‘A man who calls his kinsmen to feast does not do so to save them from starving…We come together because it is good for kinsmen to do so.’?—?Chinua Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart Food is part of speech, life and well-being in Nigeria. Proverbs that reference food to describe facets of life?—?like Photo: WFP/Neec Nonso “I am a Food Explorer.

Stop food waste, start making profits

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Stop food waste, start making profit Breaking the cycle of hunger through post-harvest skills Rufina winnows maize at Gwiritse Cooperative warehouse. Imagine what one farmer could do if all that food was not wasted?—?and and now imagine what this would mean if this happened with millions of food-insecure farmers. Photo: WFP/Badre Bahaji “Before, I would struggle to buy even soap, sugar, cooking oil and other food needs. agriculture humanitarian cooperatives malawi

Food Producers Face Deadline for Meeting GMO Labeling Rules

Supply Chain Brain

Department of Agriculture rules on the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food are being extended to include smaller producers and sellers.

Why Sustainable Food Systems are Needed in a post-COVID World

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2020 will be a year of reckoning for the world’s food systems. What could this mean for food systems? Story by Nicoletta Batini, James Lomax, and Divya Mehra Food systems are essential to economic activity because they provide the energy that we need to live and work.

WFP chief warns of ‘hunger pandemic’ as Global Food Crises Report launched

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Photo: WFP/Marwa Awad World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley has warned that in addition to the threat posed by COVID-19, the world faces “multiple famines of biblical proportions” that could result in 300,000 deaths per day?—?a

WFP and Belgium connect Tanzanian farmers to refugee food market

World Food Programme Logistics

smallholders are now selling to the World Food Programme Mtendeli Refugee Camp in Kakonko District, Kigoma Region, Tanzania. They are dependent on the humanitarian community to provide for basic needs such as food. The food was then distributed in Tanzania and in neighbouring countries.

3 Ways the U.S. Government Plans to Reform the Food Supply Chain

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The food supply chain is a complex and intricate system that is responsible for getting food from farms to grocery stores. One of the biggest problems facing the food supply chain today is delays. government has announced that it is taking actions to reform the food supply chain.

Stand and deliver: 10 years of the global Food Security Cluster

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World Food Programme and Food and Agriculture Organization join their partners to mark a decade of collaboration South Sudan: Fishing kits and seeds provided by FAO as part of a rapid-response mission with WFP, Oxfam and Save the Children. united-nations fao world-food-programm

How Technology Promises to Transform Farm and Food Industries

Supply Chain Brain

Elements of the agriculture and food industries that have been slow to adopt technology are feeling the most pain from the coronavirus pandemic

Countries Rush to Hoard Food as Prices Rise, Covid Worsens

Supply Chain Brain

Agricultural commodity buyers from Cairo to Islamabad have been on a shopping spree since the COVID-19 pandemic upended supply chains

World Food Programme to scale up in Lebanon as blast destroys Beirut’s port

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Food prices expected to ‘skyrocket’ as country already beset by its worst-ever financial crisis is brought to its knees WFP lost 120,000 metric tons of food as Tuesday’s explosion destroyed Beirut’s port. debit cards loaded with cash to buy food?—?through

Top 10 Food Industry Predictions for 2022: A Strategy for Success

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Check out the top 10 food industry trends for 2022 that you need to know about: Seamless Take-Out & Delivery Operations. This is without question, the number one food industry trend that’ll be crucial for your business’s success in 2022. Master the Art of Food Freezing.

From Food Insecure To Self-Reliance

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From Food Insecure To Self-Reliant How asset creation and livelihood diversification leads to resilience in Kenya’s arid counties. Picture: WFP/Alessandro Abbonizio “I wanted for us to be self-sufficient, because I knew that one day the free food would end.” Susan and her husband James joined the programme after a succession of droughts in 2008 and 2009 had left them unable to grow food and dependent on relief food. humanitarian food-security kenya usaid wfp

Haiti: 3.7 million people need urgent food assistance

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Rising prices, socio-economic unrest and a drop in agricultural production have led to an increase in food insecurity in Haiti, warn the National Coordination of Food Security (CNSA), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). According to a new Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis , more than one in three people need urgent food assistance, that is nearly 3.7

Growing Food anywhere

World Food Programme Logistics

Growing food anywhere WFP tries out Hydroponics in Kakuma camps Maru Turich Ador, one of the youth participating in the WFP hydroponics trial in Kakuma inspects spinach growing on a net-tube. We usually just eat the food given to us like sorghum and peas?—?and Encouraging the consumption of vegetables is expected to offer a longer-term solution to diet-related ailments especially among the youth who prefer high energy but less nutritious foods.

Seeds of Hope

World Food Programme Logistics

Greenhouse of hope for Afghan refugees in the Islamic Republic of Iran WFP and its UN sister agency the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) work together to boost resilience Zahra Samandari, Mohajerin Semnan Settlement. agriculture iran humanitarian refugees food

Managing Peru’s Cold Food Chain Logistics

Now, That's Logistics

Exporting a high percentage of the world’s fruits and vegetables, Peru’s farmers and food manufacturers require a high degree of logistics and transportation support for their perishable products. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report (Census of Agriculture. In Peru, asparagus agriculture is a vital job generator—and much more important than other traditional crops in the areas, such as cotton, corn, or rice. Industry News cold food chain PeruRead in Spanish.

Climate Risk-Informed Development for Food Security

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Photo: Alexis Masciarelli Climate-risk-informed development for sood sefcurity Background & Concept Note WFP and its partners envision a world in which all people, including future generations, are well-nourished and food secure and in which food systems can absorb and manage emerging patterns of risk. At the centre of resilient food systems are resilient communities that can adapt to a growing number of climate shocks and stresses.

Colorado State University: Biofuels Show Promise for Replacing Fossil Fuels

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A new study led by Colorado State University – including an interdisciplinary team of plant scientists, ecologists and engineers – has predicted significant climate benefits stemming from the use of advanced biofuel technologies.

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Farmers in Rwanda provide food to those affected by coronavirus

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WFP-supported farm cooperatives distribute surplus food to vulnerable community members Members of Kabiyaki farm cooperative packaging cooperative-produced maize to donate to community members impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown.

Congo’s white gold? WFP bags its first batch of cassava flour

World Food Programme Logistics

With rice imports prone to delays, the World Food Programme finds a worthy alternative in the popular root vegetable WFP is working with Congo’s Ministry of Agriculture and the University of Greenwich to ensure high standards of output. cassava agriculture congo food africa