FAO forecasts 2020 world wheat output at around 763 million tonnes


FAO’s forecast for 2020 world wheat production points to an output of roughly 762.6 million tonnes, a comparable level to the 2019 production which, if materialized, would be the second highest on record. The UN food agency said smaller harvests are expected in the European Union, North Africa, Ukraine and the United States of America. These declines will […]

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Registrations of grape growers dwindle on APEDA’s GrapeNet this season

Barely 20,000 grape growers across the country have registered under GrapeNet. GrapeNet is an internet-based electronic service offered by APEDA to stakeholders for facilitating testing and certification of grapes export from India. Last year, the number of growers had exceeded 38,000, top officials of All India Grape Exporters Association stated too Financial Express. According to […]

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India basmati rice exports fall to $2.22 billion in Apr-Oct FY20

India’s basmati rice shipments declined by a tenth at $2.22 billion during April- October 2019-20 on lower volumes, despite a marginal increase in per unit realisation, according to the latest figures released by the Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the Commerce Ministry. Exports of basmati stood at $2.47 billion in the […]

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India’s crude steel output dips 3.4% to 9.08 million tonnes in October 2019

India’s crude steel output fell 3.4 per cent to 9.089 million tonnes during October this year, according to World Steel Association (worldsteel). The country had produced 9.408 million tonnes crude steel during the same month a year-ago, the global industry body said in its latest report. Global steel output stood at 151.494 million tonnes in […]

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Farmer entrepreneurs become India’s largest grape exporter


A European Union rejection turned out to be a watershed moment for an entrepreneur’s endeavours who then converted his private grape export company to full-fledged farmer’s cooperative, which is now also India’s largest grape exporter, reports Financial Express. When a consignment from his company was turned down by the EU due to compliance failure in […]

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IGC revises down global grain production forecast

The International Grains Council (IGC) has cut its 2019/20 forecast for total grain production, which comprises wheat and coarse grains, to 2148 million tonnes, down 8 million tonnes from the June estimate. The inter-governmental body lowered its 2019/20 global wheat crop forecast by 6 million tonnes to 763 million tonnes, reflecting diminished crop outlooks in […]

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