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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Hermetic Storage Trial Kicks-Off In Nepal

GrainPro distributor in Nepal, Mero Agro, Pvt. Ltd., facilitated a hermetic storage trial of a GrainPro GrainSafe Bag-1.0 (GS Bag 1.0) on June 3, 2017 in Dhangadhi, Nepal. The trial is part of a 10-year Prime Ministerial Agricultural Modernization Project that aims to improve the country’s food security through the …

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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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Villers To Speak At Coffee Congress In Guatemala

Phil Villers, GrainPro® President, will be at the 28th Guatemala National Coffee Congress organized by Anacafé on August 11 at 11:45 am at the Anacafé Building in Guatemala City. Phil will talk about the benefits of using solar drying and Ultra Hermetic™ storage during the event’s Master Conference. His presentation will …

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Grainpro Launches A New Icon For Its Brand And Logo

Concord, Mass., USA, July 28, 2017 GrainPro®, the leader in Ultra Hermetic™ technology, today introduces its iconic corporate brand and logo. The new branding strategy reflects GrainPro’s increasing role in leading the way in innovating Ultra Hermetic™ postharvest solutions that are helping create a more food secure future. Since its …

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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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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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New Scientific Paper Discusses How To Control Aflatoxin Growth With Safe Post Harvest 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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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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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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Grainpro® Philippines Marks Successful Asia Distributors’ Conference

Subic Bay, Philippines – GrainPro® distributors across Asia met from May 12 to 13, 2016 for the Asia Distributors’ Conference. The conference is a yearly event that brings together GrainPro distributors to discuss Ultra Hermetic™ solutions, strategies to spread wide use, and the positive impact to food producers across Asia. The …

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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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World’S Biggest Coffee Chain To Receive Shipment In Transafeliner™

Esquintla, Guatemala – The long port-to-port transit time is a cause of concern for CAFCOM whose premium Guatemalan coffee face the threats of infestation and fungal contamination during shipment. To solve the issue, CAFCOM installed the GrainPro® TranSafeliner™ on February 27, 2016 in Palin and shipped twenty metric tonnes to the …

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Transafeliner™ Takes Over The High Seas To Protect Dry Agricultural Commodities

With the ridiculously high cost of using bulk carriers, international traders shifted to using shipping containers as a less expensive and flexible solution to transport high-value commodities and agricultural products. However, shipping containers are easily affected by temperature fluctuations and contaminants. This makes dry bulk commodities vulnerable to the effects …

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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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Safe Harvest Finds Positive Results In Using Grainpro® Grain Storage

Bangalore, India – Safe Harvest believes that consumers will be willing to pay a modest premium for high-quality food that are guaranteed safe. In their search for a pesticide-free grain storage solution, Safe Harvest met up with Pest Control India, GrainPro® distributor in India, and installed five GrainSafe™ Bag 1.0 / …

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