India to harvest record wheat production of 106.21 million tonnes in 2019-20: Ministry of agriculture


India is set to harvest a record wheat production of 106.21 million tonne in the 2019-20 crop year on the back of good rains, according to latest government data. Wheat production has been rising year-on-year and the previous record of 103.60 million tonne was achieved during the 2018-19 crop year (July-June). Wheat is the main rabi (winter) crop, harvesting […]

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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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Kharif production likely to decline by 53% due to heavy post-monsoon showers: NBHC

The country’s kharif food production could be much lower than the Centre’s first advance estimate of a marginal fall. Heavy post-monsoon showers are a key reason. The production of coarse grains, pulses, oil seeds and sugarcane is expected to decline in the summer season of 2019-20 due to late monsoon and erratic and heavy rains […]

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ICAR working on National Crop Plan to encourage crop diversification

BY RITWIK SINHA The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the apex research body for the agriculture sector working under aegis of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, is working on a national crop plan to promote crop diversification. In an exclusive recent conversation with indoasiancommodities, Dr. Trilochan Mahapatra, DG, ICAR stated that the plan […]

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Global cereal production heading for a record high in 2019, says FAO


FAO’s latest forecast for 2019 world cereal production is pegged at an all-time high of 2 714 million tonnes, up some 0.4 percent from the November figure and now almost 57 million tonnes (2.1 percent) above the reduced outturn in 2018. The month-on-month increase primarily reflects an upward revision to world coarse grains production, associated with higher-than-previously […]

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