China’s nation-wide poverty-alleviation program may benefit tree nut growers

China’s exports of walnuts are estimated to drop in MY 2018/19 as result of reduced domestic production. China has been a historical export supplier of walnuts over the last century. Over the past decade or so, China has nearly faded out as a supplier to the world market due to strong domestic demand. Nevertheless, China’s walnut exports rebounded significantly...

The future for hazelnuts is bright – in Bhutan, not in Turkey

Thirty years ago, Turkey produced 80% of world’s hazelnuts but it has hit its production limit and, as global demand for hazelnuts continues to rise, the country’s dominance is falling. Environmental problems, a difficult political environment and talk about unfair labor inspire large groups to look for other suppliers. Hazelnuts are the world’s second most valuable tree-nut crop after...

Ghana open to cashew sourcing pact with Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 29: Leading cashew producer Ghana has welcomed Kerala’s initiatives aimed at partnering with the African nation in production, technology transfer and direct import of cashew bypassing middlemen. This was made known after discussions between Eddison M Agbenyeagah, Charge ‘d’ Affaires, Ghana High Commission, with K. Ampady, Director, Information & Public Relations, Kerala. The Kerala government is currently hosting a...

Ghana open to cashew sourcing pact with Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 29: Leading cashew producer Ghana has welcomed Kerala’s initiatives aimed at partnering with the African nation in production, technology transfer and direct import of cashew bypassing middlemen. This was made known after discussions between Eddison M Agbenyeagah, Charge ‘d’ Affaires, Ghana High Commission, with K. Ampady, Director, Information & Public Relations, Kerala. The Kerala government is currently hosting a...

Tissue culture to bring banana output revolution in India

BHAGALPUR: Aimed at augmenting banana yield in the region, the Bihar Agricultural University (BAU) has embarked on the 'plant tissue culture method' for commercial banana production, with help of the Tissue Culture Laboratory at BAU . Apart from better yield, the tissue culture method is also useful in warding fruit diseases that not only reduce production, but also cause wilting...

Indian horticulture crop, vegetables, spices data to go online

SRINAGAR, Oct 10: Data regarding horticulture crop, vegetable, spices at district level will soon be kept available online with the help of HAPIS software. In order to submit online estimation of horticulture crop, vegetables and spices, a workshop cum training session was held at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi under the chairmanship of Mamta Sexana, Advisor to Horticulture Ministry, Government...

Now, imports from California hit Kashmir walnut industry

After almonds, import of walnuts from California and other parts of America into Indian market has badly hit the walnut industry of Kashmir, with stakeholders blaming central government for allowing “free flow” of import. “It is very unfortunate that Union Agriculture Ministry has permitted imports of walnuts from California early this year probably to weaken the Kashmir walnuts industry,” the...

Maori entrepreneurs closing their own deals for Kiwifruit

As TPPA trade talks falter, a group of Māori kiwifruit growers are setting up their own trade deals within the Asian region. There are definitely some similarities between the Japanese and Māori cultures, like the importance of looking after guests and doing business face-to-face.That is why a contingent of Māori businesses is in Japan. They'll be landing this afternoon.Twenty Māori...

NEWS ALERT: Russia tightens embargo: The “Countersanctions food stuff” will be destroyed at the border

A decision to make food ban (as a move to respond the EU and US sanctions, imposed on Russia was  extended for one year in June. And now it has become even tougher, as the Russian authorities made a new and very tough step right this week. Now, as it was decided, all the food, including most kinds of...

Bacterial blight affects pomegranate quality in Maharashtra

Pomegranates in Maharashtra have been affected by bacterial blight (oily spot) disease this season, causing damage to the fruit’s quality by up to 70% in the state. Pomegranates in Maharashtra have been affected by bacterial blight (oily spot) disease this season, causing damage to the fruit’s quality by up to 70% in the state. As a result, prices have been impacted...
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