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Milling Journal features Post-Harvest Loss Innovation Lab

The Post-Harvest Loss Innovation Lab was featured in the Second Quarter issue of the Milling Journal. In a Q&A with PHLIL Director Jagger Harvey, the journal covers the history and mission of the lab, the current situation with post-harvest losses, and the lab’s positive impact in the grain and milling industry abroad and in North America.

Post-Harvest Loss Innovation mentioned in Nature editorial 

The Post-Harvest Loss Innovation Lab was provided as an example of Feed the Future and USAID's effective approach to applied research for development in a recent editorial in the online news section of Nature, the international weekly journal of science. The piece highlighted the BAU-STR dryer being scaled by the PHLIL-Bangladesh team at Bangladesh Agricultural University as a technology that is both scientifically sound and in demand by local farmers. A follow-on article in K-State Today further expanded on our efforts in Bangladesh.

January 2017 PHLIL Newsletter - Focus on Ethiopia

Check out PHLIL's newest newsletter for a snapshot of our activities in Ethiopia. The newsletter kicks off a series that will highlight each of our focus countries. 

BIFAD Chair Dr. Brady Deaton talks about K-State's Innovation Labs

Dr. Brady Deaton, Chair of the Board for International Food and Development, talks to Agriculture Today on the K-State Radio Network about the Feed the Future Innovations Labs at K-state and their impact on global food security during his recent visit to K-State. 

K-State 2025 Spotlights: Feed the Future Innovation Labs 
K-State 2025 highlights the K-State Feed the Future Innovation Labs and their role in achieving the K-State 2025 vision and improving global food security.
K-State welcomes new PHLIL Director 

Dr. Jagger Harvey has been appointed as the new PHLIL director starting May 16, 2016.

U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program

U.S. Borlaug Graduate Research Grant is calling for application, deadline April 11, 2016.

ACE II Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Center of Excellence Project

Announcement of conditionally selected eastern and southern Africa higher education center of excellence.

Immana Fellowship Call for Applications and Informational Webinar
Horticulture Innovation Lab is Calling for Proposal 

NEW RFP: CALL FOR TRELLIS PROJECT PROPOSALS The Horticulture Innovation Lab is seeking proposals from organizations in developing countries for small horticultural projects, through its Trellis Fund.

Research Opportunities from USAID for Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Food Security, Office of Country Strategy Implementation, is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement for the implementation of the Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity project specifically described in Section A of the RFA.

Research Opportunities from USAID for Agricultural Topics Under Mission Forecast and Washington Forecast

More details and anticipated dates for RFA issue (typically between now and end of December 2015) are included in the attached files. The award amounts vary from $9 to $50 million and contracts  are for 5 years. Contact Dr. Nina Lilja (nlilja@ksu.edu) for more details.

Upcoming NC-213 Annual Meeting at Austin, TX (March 1-2, 2016)

NC-213 is a project team of engineers, scientists, and economists from leading U.S. land grant universities and government research centers that conduct research to create and disseminate the technical knowledge needed to manage quality food safety and bio-security efficiently in world grain.

Agriculture for Impact (October 2015)

Growing opportunities for Africa

The Deere Foundation Donates $10,000 For Moisture Readers to K-State University Feed the Future Innovation Lab For Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss (November 2014)

The Deere Foundation made the donate for the purchase of 40 moisture meters to be used in the four focus countries on the project.

From Better Seeds to Beneficial insects, K-State Researchers Fight World Hunger (November 2014)

The federal government has invested $100 million in Kansas State University scientists for role in fighting global hunger.

Romer Labs Makes a Generous Donation (November 2014)

Romer Labs donates mycotoxin test strips and readers to the PHL lab.

Food Waste in America (September 2014)

Food waste is the single-largest source of waste in municipal landfills. According to the EPA, 35 million tons of food were thrown away in 2012.

Post-Harvest Innovation Lab cited in Food Waste in America Special Report (September 2014)

Food waste at the production level may not be a major issue in the US but according to a UN report, in developing countries, more than 40% of food waste happens on the farm or during production.

USAID Africa Food Security Partnership Update (August 2014)

Africa has witnessed remarkable change in the space of one generation. The 2014 US-Africa Leaders Summit is a historic opportunity to deepen our engagement.

Romer Labs Collaborates with Feed the Future Initiative in International Program to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste (July 2014)

Interventions under this project will integrate smallholder farmers, producer cooperatives, and agribusiness enterprises with market-based value chains.

Kansas Idea Feeds 3 Billion (July 2014)

More than 60 years after it was first drafted in the small town of St. Francis, Kansas, Food for Peace has been credited with saving over 3 billion lives.

SC State researcher part of global leadership to ensure food security from post-harvest loss (July 2014)

To help address the fight against global hunger, researchers in the United States and abroad have teamed up to establish the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Losses.

IRRI-Bangladesh Gets the Ball Rolling on New Project for Reducing Post-harvest Losses (June 2014)

The 5-year project is funded by the USAID, under the Feed the Future initiative, and will be implemented by IRRI-Bangladesh with support from Kansas State University and the University of Illinois.

K-State Feed the Future PHL Innovation Lab Receives USDA Award to Study Use of Metal Silos in Guatemala (June 2014)

This Project fits with the PHL Innovation Lab overall objectives because its main goal is to improve storage conditions of corn harvested in the highlands of Guatemala by introducing improved post-harvest technologies, i.e. metal silos.

CSISA and FtF Innovations Lab Join Hands in Bangladesh for Promoting Drying Technology (April 2014)

The stakeholder workshop sought to test and demonstrate newly piloted flat bed drying technology with village millers and other stakeholders for drying of high- moisture freshly parboiled paddy- a new application under evaluation in Bangladesh.

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