Global cereal markets to remain well supplied in 2020/21, says FAO


Global cereal markets are expected to remain adequately supplied in 2020/21 despite this month’s downward revisions to production and inventories, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in its latest monthly report. With trade in cereals seen expanding in 2020/21, global cereal markets continue to demonstrate their resilience amidst the challenges and uncertainty caused by […]

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As India bans export of onions, Bangladesh issues over 200 import permits for 88,000 tonnes of onions


Bangladesh importers have been eagerly waiting for onion consignments to get cleared from Chittagong port, a day after the Indian government allowed pre-contracted onions to enter the markets. According to the Chittagong Plant Quarantine Station, more than 200 import permits (IPs) were issued for 88,045 tonnes of onions from September 3 to 17. Of them, 3,320 tonnes are from the […]

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European Commission seeks public comments on India’s Basmati GI right plea


The European Commission has sought public comments on India’s plea to register the name ‘Basmati’ under geographical indication (GI). The GI application was filed by India in 2018. Similar applications have also been filed by Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda) to register the aromatic rice variety under GI in Thailand and Malaysia. […]

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China announces mega hydropower projects In Pakistan

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has announced establishing two large hydro projects and the refurbishment of the country’s colonial-era rail infrastructure in Pakistan. This hydro power project is a part of the 4,470 MW power projects China is constructing in Pakistan. China has already, completed nine power projects producing 5,320 MW of electricity worth $7.9 billion in […]

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European Union raises restrictions on capsicum imports from India, Pakistan

The EU has raised the restrictions on capsicum imported from India and Pakistan due to high rate of non-compliance with pesticide norms making it mandatory for shipments to be accompanied by an official certificate stating that the items were free of pesticide residues. For curry leaves imported from India, however, the EU observed that the […]

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