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Global body to audit coconut gene bank in Karnataka

The decision of the international coconut body to audit gene banks across the globe is likely to help the gene bank located in India, according to P Chowdappa, Director of the Kasaragod-based Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI). The International Coconut Gene Bank for South Asia is located at CPCRI’s research centre at Kidu in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. The Kidu gene bank is among the five banks set up under the Coconut Genetic Resources Network (COGENT). The other gene banks are in Indonesia, Brazil, Ivory Coast and Papua […]

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India, Colombia oppose proposed lowering of pesticide limits by EU

India and Colombia have raised concerns at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the projected lowering of permissible limits on certain pesticides by the European Union and have argued that the measure could significantly impact trade as these substances are commonly used on a variety of crops, including soyabean and citrus fruits. The fact that the new EU regulation does not establish a transitional period for producers to adapt to the new maximum residue limits (MRLs) was also raised by the two countries, a Geneva-based trade official told BusinessLine. Precautionary […]

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Ending APMC monopoly Maharashtra follows Bihar to allow farm commodities, livestock trade outside mandis

In a major move aimed at dismantling the monopoly of the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC), Maharashtra became the second state after Bihar to allow trade in farm commodities including livestock outside the regulated wholesale markets or mandis, The Indian Express reported. The Maharashtra Agriculture Produce Marketing (Development and Regulation) Act, 1963 was amended through an ordinance by the Maharashtra government on October 25. The existing APMC jurisdiction made it mandatory for the farmers to sell their crops in mandis within a geographically delineated market area. However, the supervisory powers […]

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Basmati exports may pick up as Saudi Arabia likely to ease residue rules

October 16th, 2018 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

India’s basmati-rice exports are expected to pick up, as key importer Saudi Arabia is set to adopt easy residue parameters to take delivery of consignments. With India taking steps to reduce the deposit of harmful chemicals on rice, local authorities expect the European Union also step up imports from India. India is the top exporter in the Rs 26,000-crore global basmati market. Shipments from the country to Saudi have taken a hit after Riyadh sought undertakings from exporters on minimum residue levels (MRL). Also, Saudi rejected a few consignments of […]

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27 percent increase in bilateral trade with India-says Taiwan official

October 11th, 2018 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

There has been a 27 percent increase in bilateral trade between Taiwan and India in 2017, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India (TECC) Representative Tien Chung-Kwang has said. Speaking at a reception in New Delhi on Tuesday to mark the 107th National Day of Taiwan, Tien said that implementing Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen’s New Southbound Policy (NSP) that looks to deepen the East Asian nation’s relationships with South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Taiwan boosted its external trade with these NSP countries by 15.61 per cent to […]

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Special jetties to build for fruit, vegetable export at major ports

September 16th, 2018 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

In order to ease the movement of fruits and vegetables from the ports of the country, the government has decided to build a special jetty in all the major ports, said Union minister for shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday. There are nine nations in the Gulf (middle-east). They do not have fruits or vegetables. All they have is oil and money. These are currently being supplied by Europe and African countries…. We can send our cargo to the markets in the Gulf by the sea route in just three days […]

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Maharashtra to punish traders who buy farm produce below MSP

MUMBAI: A day after the Union Budget proposed to peg the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for all notified kharif crops at 1.5 times the cost of production, the Maharashtra government said it would make it an offence for traders to buy farm produce at lower prices. A day after the Union Budget proposed to peg the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for all notified kharif crops at 1.5 times the cost of production, the Maharashtra government said it would make it an offence for traders to buy farm produce at lower […]

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Badal urges food processing firms to contribute to Kerala flood relief

August 22nd, 2018 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, minister of food processing industries, Government of India, has appealed to all the firms in the food processing industry to come to the aid of the victims of the flood that have ravaged Kerala by generously donating processed food products. Stating that thousands of people in the southern state had been rendered homeless, she added that there was an urgent requirement for processed foods and that the ministry of food processing industries (MoFPI) had nominated two officers to coordinate these relief efforts. Badal directed the industries to […]

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Do not discourage my crop loan because of disruption of self-esteem: farmer letter to Karnataka chief minister.

Do not discourage my crop loan because of disruption of self-esteem: farmer letter to Karnataka chief minister. A farmer from Karnataka has written a letter to Kumaraswamy not to discourage the crops purchased in the bank because of my self-esteem. Amarnath (45) from Mudigere village in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka has written a letter to CM Kumarasamy. “You have announced that the farmers will get rid of Rs 48,000 worth crores. I consider agriculture great. My Rs. I can pay 4 lakh crops. And the Government is paying off my […]

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Army Worm Pests That threaten Crops … There is a solution in nature!

August 13th, 2018 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

In North America and Africa, the pest is known as the Farm Orme Worm, which threatens farmers and enters into India and threatens farmers. Based on a study conducted by the Indian Agricultural Research Council in July in Karnataka, the organization has issued a notice. “In North America, Corn hits pests Fall armyworm the insect’s scientific name  (Spodoptera frugiperda). The North American pest species. Africa 2016, since it continued to spread. Since then the African subcontinent 30 million people’s staple crop sorghum’s yield large influence Pattatu. This pest is found […]

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