Spices research body urges Indian government to take steps to prevent plant diseases

The Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR) has urged the government to take adequate measures in a timely manner to prevent the spread of various diseases in spices. High incidence of plant diseases and pest attacks has been noticed in many areas in the southern Kerala state. Most crops, including paddy, coconut, pepper, rubber, nutmeg […]

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COMMENTARY – Kerala floods to hit India’s coffee, spices and rubber output hard

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The devastating floods in Kerala have brought the state’s economy to a standstill, with tens of thousands of farmers clueless about their future, as rainwaters have destroyed yearlong plantations, hitting coffee, spices and rubber. “Preliminary findings show that nearly 1,82,000 farmers are directly affected, and nearly 28,150 hectares of farm land are submerged in flood […]

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Spice Board of India tightens sampling rules for cumin seed exports after complaints

The Spice Board of India has tightened rules of sampling for jeera (cumin) exports after receiving several representations from importing countries on adulteration and poor-quality shipments from Gujarat. Surveillance sampling and testing conducted by the Board found adulteration in a cumin seed export consignment of 12.5 million tonnes in a Gujarat-based exporting unit. The Quality […]

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India’s Spices Board urges farmers, exporters to market their products with GI labels

The Spices Board of India has urged farmers and exporters to market their products with a unique selling proposition in the global market by striving for geographical indication (GI) labels for their quality spices, the Hindu Business Line reported. Observing that marketing of spices is a major issue as compared to production, Spices Board Chairman […]

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