Farmers Adopt Chemical-Free Storage Solutions In Tanzania

Nairobi, Kenya – Food security groups in Africa called for innovative cost-reduction schemes and make postharvest storage solutions more affordable for smallholder farmers. The partners lobbied for government levied tax exemptions and subsidized prices on hermetic storage solutions such as the GrainPro® Cocoons™ during the African Green Revolution Forum on September …

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Keeping It Real – Suminter India Organics

The organic food industry is a multibillion-economy with an increasing demand. A major challenge for companies that supply certified organic products is preserving the quality of products organically after harvest. Many companies that grow organic crops are forced to take refuge to chemicals to stop infestation and inhibit fungal growth …

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GrainPro Announces The Launch of An Interactive Website Feature – The GrainPro Cocoon Interactive World Map

Since its founding in 1994, GrainPro® has made it its mission to help food producers, farming communities and development organizations around the world break the cycle of hunger and poverty. By developing solutions to reduce postharvest losses, such as the patented and Ultra Hermetic™ Cocoon™, GrainPro is making a huge …

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In Guatemala, Small Farmers Safely Storing Beans Hermetically

Great training video here from Guatemala of smallholder farmers hermetically storing their bean harvest. Outstanding work by Michigan State University, with the support of USAID, on improving the nutritional intake of poor farmers in the Western Highlands of Guatemala (“MasFrijol”). The video is in Spanish, but easy to follow. Why focus on improving the …

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India To Support Hermetic Storage

The Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) is strongly pushing the use of hermetic technology as a permanent solution against food losses in India. IIFPT is studying multilayered bags, Cocoon storage, and on-bulk grain silos. Improper storage and infestation are threats that cause postharvest losses in quantity and quality. …

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Using Hermetic Storage To Preserve Paddy Seeds In Panama

Fincas Azuero in Panama found a way to properly store paddy seeds and retain seed germination thanks to GrainPro and its distributor Potuga. Five 100MT GrainPro® Self-Verifying Cocoons™ (SVC) are preserving 82 tons (180,000 pounds) of certified paddy seeds at their facility in Panama. Research and field trials show that …

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School Kids In Honduras Are Benefitting From Hermetic Storage

Children in the village of Krausirpi in Honduras are benefitting from rice that was not treated with any harmful chemicals thanks to Ultra Hermetic™ and patented GrainPro® Cocoons™. The Cocoons were delivered on March 2017 and are currently protecting food crops against insects and fungal growth. The United Nations’ World Food …

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Pacific Island Explores Sun Drying And Ultra Hermetic™ Storage

New Caledonia is getting much needed help to safely dry and store locally produced food crops as it attempts to invigorate the agricultural sector. Tom de Bruin, President of GrainPro® Philippines, recently visited the area to train government personnel in the use of innovative sun dryers and Ultra Hermetic™ storage solutions. The …

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Leyte Coop Fumigates Cassava Using Grainpro® Cocoon™

Calubian, Leyte – Cassava farmers of the Fatima Multi-Purpose Cooperative (FMPC) are using the Ultra Hermetic™ GrainPro® Self-Verifying Cocoon™ to easily and quickly fumigate their cubed cassavas using phosphine. Cassava, also known as tapioca, is used as raw material for animal feeds. Cassava is the cooperative’s main source of income and …

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Cocoons As An Alternative To Cold Stores In Peanut Storage

A recently concluded trial in Indonesia comparing GrainPro® Gas-Hermetic Fumigation (G-HF) Cocoon™ to cold storage and ordinary warehouse storage to preserve peanuts came back in March with positive results. The client, a highly-regarded name in the peanut processing industry, concluded that the Cocoons performed extremely well in preserving the freshness of …

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Babban Gona Among Recepients Of 2017 Skoll Awards

Kola Masha, Managing Director of the Babban Gona program in Nigeria, is among this year’s recipients of the prestigious Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. Masha, a supporter of hermetic storage and social enterprise, was recognized for his role in creating a model that attracts smallholder farmers and the nation’s unemployed …

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Hermetic Storage Provides Value Opportunity For Maize In Indonesia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Indonesia intends to scale up the use of Ultra Hermetic™ technology to solve its storage problems. This was made apparent at a meeting last December 15, 2016 in Jakarta when officials of Indonesia’s Bureau of Logistics (BULOG), a major local food agency, expressed their plan to store …

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Fumigators In Israel Exposed To Grainpro’S Non-Toxic Fumigation Solution

OR YEHUDA, ISRAEL – More than a hundred licensed fumigators came together on October 27, 2016 to learn about new and innovative non-toxic fumigation practices. Dr. Shlomo and Hagit Navarro of Green Storage, Ltd., GrainPro® distributor, talked to the fumigators about controlled atmosphere and carbon dioxide fumigation. Strict Jewish dietary laws …

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