Malaysian Palm Oil Board to improve ties with India in order to boost crude palm oil prices

Crude palm oil prices may rise to 2,300-2,400 ringgit ($528.37-$551.34) per tonnne in the coming months as Malaysia’s relationship with top importer India improves, industry regulator the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) said this week. The newly appointed MPOB Chairman Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub said in a statement the rally will come as a relief to […]

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India launches helpline to ease agri supply-chain breakdown as it prepares to partially lift COVID-19 lockdown

India, a horticulture powerhouse, has launched a helpline to support its vital agriculture sector that loses vast sums of money due to bottlenecks caused by corruption and other regulatory issues that delay inter-state transportation of fruits, vegetables and agri inputs. Agriculture and farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Tomar launched the All India Agri Transport Call Center, […]

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PM Modi calls upon farmers to cut usage of chemical fertilisers, pesticides

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an emotional appeal to farmers to reduce use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides by 10-25% to save the soil. He invoked the sacrifices of freedom fighters and asked farmers to get blessings in saving ‘Mother Earth’ by reducing the chemicals used in agriculture. Pointing out that no one has the right to […]

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