India expands rice exports to price-sensitive Sub-Saharan Africa at Thailand’s expense, says USDA

India has displaced Thailand to become the largest export of rice to the price sensitive Sub-Saharan Africa region, as the latter’s output dropped due to drought, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in its latest world agriculture estimate report. “Between 2015 and 2020, Sub-Saharan Africa imports have grown by more than one-fourth. Thailand and […]

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Global wheat production in 2021 to hit a record 780 million tonnes: FAO forecast


Global wheat production in 2021 is likely to increase and hit a new record of 780 million tonnes, according to FAO’s preliminary forecast, as expectations of a rebound in production in the European Union more than offset weather-impacted production prospects for output in the Russian Federation.  Maize production in South Africa is expected to reach […]

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Self sufficiency ‘achieved’ in grain seeds: China

China’s grain output has exceeded 650 million metric tonnes for six consecutive years and the country has basically achieved self-sufficiency in terms of grain seeds, political adviser Wan Jianmin said during an interview to before the opening of the fourth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference that will […]

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Sugar producers in India firm up export contracts for 25 lakh tonnes of sugar


Sugar millers across the country have contracted deals for export of around 25 lakh tonnes so far, and are on course to meet the allocated target of around 60 lakh tonne set by the Centre, says a Financial Express report. Jaiprakash Dandegaonkar, chairman, National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories (NFCSF), pointed out that the country […]

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India likely to export 10 million tonnes of non-Basmati rice in 2020-21 season


After having already exported around 7 million tonnes of non-basmati rice till November 2020, India is likely to export around 10 million tonnes in the 2020-21 season, said All India Rice Exporters Association (AIREA). This could be a record year for non-basmati rice exports for the country, AIREA said. India had exported around 5.04 million […]

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