In New Delhi on September 13, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a report indicating that India's rice production for the 2023-24 season is expected to drop by 2 million tonnes (mt) due to a dry August. The USDA's forecast estimates India's rice production for the year to be around 132 mt,
Nepal government is set to import 20,000 metric tonnes (MT) of sugar from India ahead of the upcoming festivals, including Vijaya Dashami and Deepawali to meet the domestic demand. Although Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies has asked the Finance Ministry to give customs waiver for importing 60,000 MT of sugar to meet the local demand, the Finance Ministry has given permission to import only 20,000 MT for the time being.
Sugar output in Maharashtra, India's top producing state, is likely to fall 14% in the 2023/24 crop year to its lowest in four years due to lower cane yields following the driest August in more than a century, industry and government officials told Reuters on Wednesday.
The monsoon of 2023 has finally become active for many districts of Uttar Pradesh, bringing much-needed relief but also causing some unexpected challenges.
Coffee Board Secretary and CEO, K G Jagadeesha said the Board proposes to take a two-pronged approach to double the production by 2033. “We are looking at a National Replantation Policy for the traditional States, where coffee plants in about 60 per cent of the areas have crossed the economic age.
Research through a digital twin suggests that new climatic conditions necessitate changing tack with pearl millet cultivation. Millets have gained popularity on menus across the country, but pearl millet, one of the oldest and most beloved millets, may require a different approach due to shifting climate conditions.
The Bt revolution brought about a remarkable threefold increase in India's cotton production, but post-2013-14, a new challenge emerged in the form of the pink bollworm (PBW), negatively impacting cotton crops. However, there's hope in innovative "mating disruption" technologies to control this pest.
Agreeing to exchange information on rice and acknowledging the multiple benefits of millets, the ASEAN-India Summit held here on Thursday decided to strengthen cooperation on food security and nutrition through promoting mutual trade and investment.
India's potential to increase exports of organic agricultural products is significant, according to a top government official. The global market for organic goods currently stands at approximately USD 135 billion, while India's exports in this sector amount to just over USD 700 million.