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FAO food loss toolkit recognizes Ultra Hermetic™ food storage
The FAO recently recognized Ultra Hermetic™ storage technology as a viable solution. According to page 29 of the FAO food loss toolkit, “Improved rice-storage bags in the Philippines have helped cut losses of that staple grain by 15 percent.”
Because the threat it poses can no longer be left ignored, FAO and other advocacy groups are calling not just for better governmental policies, but are also looking for success stories in the private sector. For them, such successes should be scaled up and replicated.
According to the FAO report, new technologies can help and the organization recently recognized Ultra Hermetic™ storage technology as a viable solution. According to page 29 of the FAO food loss toolkit, “Improved rice-storage bags in the Philippines have helped cut losses of that staple grain by 15 percent.”
Over the past two years, GrainPro has also been working very closely with the Philippine Department of Agriculture by supplying it with customized SuperGrainbags™
GrainPro, whose production facility is based in the Philippines, produces Ultra Hermetic storage for grain farmers and has worked closely with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to disseminate this breakthrough technology in Asia.
GrainPro’s products are used in over 80 countries worldwide and are designed to prevent moisture ingress and oxidation, kill off insects inside, and protect grains from the damaging effects of floods. Recent studies found that 10 to 37 percent of rice grown in the Philippines is wasted after harvest. GrainPro’s innovation can help reduce that total not just in the Philippines but in all developing nations.
"Reducing post-harvest losses is a key component of improving global food security," said Phil Villers, President of GrainPro. "We are dedicated to making Ultra Hermetic storage available for small farmers across the globe, working in partnerships with governments, the private sector and international organizations"
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Page Updated Last on: Oct 13, 2013