Logistics and disruptions in supply raise price of agro- commodities: CRISIL


During the past three months during Covid-19 induced lockdowns, retail prices of agricultural commodities have jumped sharply on account of supply chain disruptions. Data compiled by the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution showed retail prices of almost all commodities jumped in the past three months till June-end in both Mumbai and Delhi. Though […]

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Agritech startups innovating rapidly to connect with farmers

Agritech startups in India are innovating and making multiple changes to their processes to maintain connections with farmers, during the pandemic crisis. The startups, which have been working on helping farmers improve productivity, are helping farmers with access to raw materials and farming equipment. Some of them are also streamlining supply chain for better demand […]

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Coffee producers battle price gloom


Coffee, the world’s favourite morning cuppa of cheer, is not bringing any joy to its producers. Coffee growers are struggling, as falling prices amid the Covid-19 pandemic are resulting in most producer countries unable to cover their costs, “let alone provide a decent livelihood to their families,” the International Coffee Organization (ICO) said.  Top executives […]

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Finance commission identifies three reasons for India’s low agri exports despite high farm production


In a meeting held last Friday, the 15th Finance Commission headed by Chairman, N K Singh, highlighted that India’s agricultural exports have been volatile for the last 10 years, but have flattened more recently. The commission attributed the effect of falling global prices and repeated drought during 2014, 2015 and 2016 behind the 10 per […]

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India’s Aadvik Foods looks beyond camel milk; to boost portfolio with new verticals


Agri-startup Aadvik Foods, known for selling camel milk commercially in India, plans to add new verticals to its product portfolio as it readies to test new innovations in a market recovering from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic., the founder and chief executive said in an interview. Hitesh Rathi told indoasiancommodities.com that the company was […]

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Past week highlighted looming crisis, uncertain recovery for commodities


The World Economic Outlook (WEO) has forecast global growth at –4.9 per cent in 2020, 1.9 percentage points below the April 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a more negative impact on activity in the first half of 2020 than anticipated, and the recovery is projected to be more gradual than previously forecast. According to […]

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