ADMI has participated in projects and initiatives to reduce postharvest losses all over the globe. At this time, our most active projects are in South Asia. We also work with key partners on projects in Africa, including Ghana, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone.
In Bangladesh, ADMI works with Bangladesh Agricultural University, the Division of Agricultural Extension, the Bangladesh Ministry of Food, and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to improve postharvest management through assessing technical solutions, scaling improved technologies, and building institutional capacity by training government officials in food policy and postharvest issues. Through ADMI’s partnership with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss (PHLIL), we have seen successful adaptation of small-scale grain dryers, scaling to market, and technology transfer to India and Nepal.
In India, ADMI partners with the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA), Bihar Agricultural University, and Dr. Rajendra Prasad Agricultural University to scale postharvest management technologies alongside Climate Smart interventions in the State of Bihar. ADMI also works with Haryana Agricultural University to build institutional capacity, and with Grow Indigo on developing markets for improved storage technologies in India and the creation of postharvest loss expertise in the region. ADMI works closely with the Subsistence Marketplaces Initiative to develop innovative postharvest educational content coupled with marketplace literacy for low-income farmers in South India.
In Ghana, ADMI fosters research and innovation scaling in partnership with the Soybean Innovation Lab and AgReach, who work closely with the University of Ghana, the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute, and University for Development Studies. Projects include development and local manufacturing of appropriate multi-crop threshers that can save labor and save grain, and dissemination of hermetic storage solutions. ADMI also works closely with women’s associations in Ghana to improve their access to postharvest technologies such as hermetic bags, moisture meters and threshers. In partnership with PHLIL, ADMI is researching options for low-cost detection of mycotoxins in maize and kernel sorting to improve food safety.
In Sierra Leone, ADMI has funded the establishment of a Postharvest Education Center at Njala University.