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Celebrating 10 Years Advancing Postharvest Practices

Founded in 2011 through the generous support of the Archer Daniels Midland Company to address a global crisis

ADMI seeks to alleviate poverty and hunger among smallholder farmers by fostering postharvest innovation, identifying impactful postharvest management solutions, and promoting research, outreach, education, and capacity building to reduce postharvest losses in grains and oilseeds.

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Food Control, Vol. 151, 2023.



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The economics of reducing food losses: Experimental evidence from improved storage technology in India

P. Shukla, H.K. Pullabhotla, K. Baylis

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Food Control, vol. 131, 2022



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ADMI: Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss
ADMI: Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss4 days ago
New Funding Announcement:

ADM Cares, the social investment program of ADM, has funded two additional postharvest-loss related projects that will build on the previous work of the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss (ADMI), which is housed in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois.

Empowering smallholders and women farmers in Indonesia is the focus of the new projects that will be managed by Paul McNamara, Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, and Anna Snider, Associate Director of ADMI.

ADMI’s experience in similar settings has shown that when women farmers are empowered, their families, especially their children, benefit through increased expenditures on health, education, and clothing, along with greater dietary diversity.

“These research-engagement projects in Indonesia expand on our previous work towards building a more food secure world for smallholder farmers and the people they feed. We along with our partners appreciate the ongoing support from ADM and ADM Cares,” says Alex Winter-Nelson, Director of the ADMI and Interim Associate Dean for Research in the College of ACES.
Empowering Smallholders in Indonesia through Strengthening Female Led Farmer Organizations

The two new projects are:

"Empowering Smallholders in Indonesia through Strengthening Female Led Farmer Organizations"

"Women’s Participation on Indonesian Oil Palm Plantations: How Can Plantations and Policy Support Gender Equity?"

Read the full release here that describes the projects in more detail: