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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Field Report: Success In Malawi

Farmers responded positively to the recently concluded World Food Programme-led P4P postharvest workshops in Malawi according to an official field report by Alex Chigovera, Technical Support Engineer of GrainPro. The report was collected from the post-training surveys that the participants completed. More than 70 percent of the 114 participants indicated …

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Wfp Malawi Signs Partnership To Pilot Hermetic Grain Storage

The World Food Program (WFP) is working with GrainPro® to pilot the use of Ultra Hermetic grain storage solutions in Malawi, according to the latest WFP Country Brief released on May 31, 2017. This pilot is in line with ongoing WFP efforts to break the cycle of food insecurity and poverty in the …

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New Scientific Paper Discusses Aflatoxin Control With Safer Postharvest Practices

In human beings, high aflatoxin levels depress the immune system, thereby contributing to many health problems ranging from cancer and susceptibility to HIV, to stunted growth among children. This led governments in Africa to band together to stop the spread of Aflatoxins in the continent. At an October 2016 meeting …

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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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Winning The War Against Stale, Moldy Flavored Specialty Coffee

When it comes to coffee, flavor is king. Roasters around the world pay huge sums to purchase single-origin varieties that yield distinct flavor and aromatic characters. Their customers also pay a premium for a sip. Often, however, the subtle differences and undertones are lost by the time the coffee arrives …

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Grainpro® Philippines Celebrates Ten Years Of Post-Harvest Innovations

SUBIC BAY, PHILIPPINES – GRAINPRO® PHILIPPINES, the wholly-owned principal subsidiary of US-based GrainPro, Inc., celebrates its 10th anniversary. In 2007, founders Tom de Bruin and Philippe Villers opened GrainPro Philippines in Subic Bay as a realization of their vision to develop affordable and safe post-harvest solutions in hermetic and modified atmosphere …

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Grainpro Distributor Leads The Way In Safe Storage In Ghana

In 2010, Nana Yaw Obeng immediately saw the potential of hermetic technology to safely store grains and seeds. His vision is paving the way to safer postharvest storage and organic preservation, not only in Ghana, but throughout the continent. A Postharvest Technology graduate of the Natural Resource Institute in the …

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Rural Distribution Plays An Important Role In Safely Preserving Grain

“This is the first year I’m not buying chemicals to store my grain,” Baraka Nurie, the mother of three small children, revealed to Jordan Dey, GrainPro® VP for Food Security, during a visit on February in Ethiopia’s Gurage Region. What gives? A new rural distribution strategy initiated in January 2017 by …

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Food Security Remains A Priority In War-Torn Somalia

GALMUDUG, SOMALIA – Two Ultra Hermetic™ GrainPro® Self-Verifying Cocoons™ are preserving a blend of corn and soya flour in Somalia. The Cocoons are part of a development program that aims to alleviate the growing food problem in the war-torn country. GrainPro’s Priscilla Mosigisi, Sales Manager, and Alinaitwe Justus, Customer Support Engineer, …

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Kenya Farmers Set To Benefit From Use Of Hermetic Storage Bags

NAIROBI, KENYA – Farmers were urged to use hermetic storage bags during the National Campaign on Hermetic Storage Technology Road Show. The event, a collaboration between the Ministry of Agriculture, USAID’s Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises (KAVES), and the Kenya Agricultural Livestock and Research Organization (KALRO), promoted hermetic technology use …

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Coffee Farmers Call For Tougher Laws Against Improper Drying Methods

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Ugandan coffee farmers called for tougher laws and punitive measures against improper drying methods and poor crop handling at the 2nd Uganda Coffee Festival on November 4, 2016 according to a Bloomberg Markets story. The National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE), the nation’s largest …

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Coffee Seed Producer Fights Off Coffee Pests Without Using Pesticides

MATAGALPA, NICARAGUA – A trial in October found that the GrainPro® SuperGrainbag® (SGB) Premium RT can stop insects without adverse effects on coffee seed germination. This came after the trial commissioned by a national coffee seed producer provided positive results against Coffee Borer Beetles (Hypothenemus hampei). During the trial, two SuperGrainbags – …

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One Coffee’S Sojourn Measured In Human Hands And Daily Temperatures

Could GrainPro be holding the key to safely preserve coffee quality during shipment? Per this article from dailycoffeenews.com, GrainPro prevented moisture loss of coffee beans, and preserved the flavor and aromatic qualities of coffee better than jute bags Read more: http://dailycoffeenews.com/2016/09/05/one-coffees-sojourn-measured-in-human-hands-and-daily-temperatures/

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Reducing Aflatoxins In Groundnuts Could Lead To Higher Profits

Preliminary results of a new study from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab reveals that better drying and hermetic storage can reduce aflatoxin growth on groundnuts, making the legume safer for human consumption. The study was led by William Appaw, a master’s student in …

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Irri Participants Optimistic About Ultra Hermetic™ Technology

GrainPro® held a Rice Post Production and Marketing seminar at its Subic Bay facility on May 24, 2016 for the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). A total of eighteen trainees from countries such as Nigeria, Solomon Islands, Haiti, Taiwan, Brunei, Indonesia, South Korea, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines participated …

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112 Upland Rice Farmers Benefit From Proper Seed Preservation

Maguindanao, Philippines – Faced with problems of drought, infertile soil, erosion, weeds and plant diseases, 112 upland farmers received paddy seeds packed in GrainPro SuperGrainbags (SGB) by the Department of Agriculture during the training conducted at the Upi Research Outreach Station on February 23, 2016. Compared to lowland farming where …

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Ultra Hermetic™ Solutions Reach Out To Guatemala’S Smallholder Farmers

Nueva Santa Rosa, Guatemala – EGS Veterinaria y Agricola, in partnership with Anacafé, and the Hanns R. Neumann Foundation, conducted training to smallholder farmers during the Plaza del Caficultor (PDC) on March 3, 2016 on how to improve production and raise incomes by safely preserving their coffee and maize crops. …

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Supergrainbag® Farm Takes Off In Kenya

NANDI COUNTY, KENYA – GrainPro® visited Kenya’s northern Rift Valley region on January 26, 2016, and introduced the SuperGrainbag® Farm (SGB Farm) to local farmers. This visit is part of a greater Kenya On-Farm Storage Pilot by the AgResults project, a $118-million multi-donor, multi-lateral initiative that rewards high-impact agricultural innovations to promote …

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Trial Of Grainpro® Drying And Coffee Storage Underway For Tomastepec

Palencia City, Guatemala – Smallholder coffee farmers of the Tomastepec cooperative began testing GrainPro® drying and grain storage solutions on February 12, 2016 at their headquarters in Palencia. Tomastepec is a cooperative of smallholder coffee farmers that produces approximately 800 bags of export-quality coffee annually. In order to meet increasing demands …

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