Onion export down by 7% during April-August in Maharashtra; India’s exports however increase

Maharashtra the leading onion exporter has witnessed a drop of 7 per cent in export during April-August of the current financial year, while the national export has increased by 5 per cent during the same period. Despite good quality summer onion production in Maharashtra, factors like change of ports for shipment from Mumbai to other […]

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Black pepper traders in India protest against forced imports from Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Brazil

Small time pepper traders in India are feeling cornered over the tactics adopted by larger fish in the pond, as big traders are indulging in importing black pepper from Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Brazil at low prices. This has resulted in the Consortium of Black Pepper Growers Organisation (COPGO) staging a protest at the India Products (P) Ltd office […]

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Developing, emerging countries to drive global tea output, consumption – report


Global tea consumption and production are projected to keep rising over the next decade, driven by robust demand in developing and emerging countries, creating new rural income opportunities and improving food security in tea-producing countries, a new report said. Tea consumption has grown particularly rapidly in China, India and other emerging economies, driven by a combination of […]

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