Are farmers in Maharashtra ditching grape cultivation for sugarcane farming?

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The cycle seems to have turned within a decade. Around 10 years ago, a wave of grape cultivation had gripped Maharashtra. Farmers ditched sugarcane and turned to grapes in huge numbers. Today, farmers are ditching grape farming and turning back to sugarcane cultivation.   Fact is grape cultivation has turned costlier in the state. Grape vines require a lot of […]

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APEDA introduces blockchain technology for grape importers to track consignments from India

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), under the ministry of commerce, has integrated a Blockchain solution into its GrapeNet traceability platform.  The GrapeNet is a web based certification and traceability software system for monitoring fresh grapes exported from India to the European Union. The Blockchain solution, called APEDA Trust Chain, will help […]

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Sahyadri Farms expects positive revenue growth with increase in local market supplies

Nashik-headquartered Sahyadri Farms, one of the most successful Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) in the country, which has become the biggest grape exporting agency, is expecting a positive revenue growth despite considerable fall in its mainstay product line.  Speaking with indoasiancommodities.com, Vilas Shinde, Chairman of Sahyadri Farms, said that the organisation successfully turned the crisis period […]

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Fruits and vegetables likely to cause losses exceeding Rs 15,000 crore during the pandemic lockout

The stockpiling of harvested and un-harvested perishables may have already caused farmers a loss of around Rs 15,000 crore, agri experts have estimated. Market arrivals of fruits and vegetables have sharply fallen since the imposition of the lockdown. Extended by another month, losses could swell to Rs 40,000-Rs 50,000 crore, if not more, traders and […]

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Corona outbreak may boost India’s agri exports, says Agriculture Ministry analysis

Amid the crisis over the global market due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the centre has identified 21 agricultural products wherein India can grab part of China’s market share. As per reports, these include honey, potatoes, grapes, soya beans, and groundnuts, in which Indian exports could benefit from trade restrictions against Chinese goods across the global […]

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Exports of grapes this season falls behind; recovery expected soon

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Unseasonal rains in September and October last year that had damaged vineyards in Maharashtra has led to a decline in grape exports this season, as compared to the corresponding period last year. Exporters, however, believe exports will pick up soon and the season’s exports to Europe should be good this year as well. All India […]

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Narendra Tomar announces approval for market access to sesame seeds from Brazil to India

The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Narendra Singh Tomar held a bilateral meeting with the Brazilian Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply Ms. Tereza Cristina Correa da Costa Dias at Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi to discuss various bilateral trade opportunities, interests and issues. Union Minister Tomar […]

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