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  • Kerala: Resolve crisis, demand farmers

    AQUACULTURE


    Fishermen rue scarcity of mud bank formations
    Scientists are still grappling with the origins and existence of mud bank formation, let alone investigate the reasons why chakara has become so elusive and fleeting a phenomenon along the coast of Kerala. More

    HORTICULTURE/FRUITS & VEGETABLES


    Karnataka: `Prolonged rains' hit mango yield
    BANGALORE: Mango yield in the State has hit a low of 50,000 tonnes — compared to the bumper crop of 10 lakh tonnes last year. The reduction in yield is such that the State will harvest only five per cent of its yield in the ... More

    PESTICIDES


    Bt cotton may leave pesticide manufacturers in a quandary
    A MAJOR shake out is likely in the pesticides and seeds industries in the long run following the introduction of transgenic crops, particularly Bt cotton hybrids that have been recently approved for commercial cultivation in the ... More

    RUBBER


    Rubber exports touch 7000 t
    ABOUT 7,000 tonnes of rubber has been exported by various agencies, including Rubco and Infam till March 31 this year, according to the Rubber Board Chairman, Mr S.M. Desalphine. More exports were in the pipeline with Rubbermark signing an ... More

    Rubber firms up further
    KOTTAYAM: The rubber market firmed up further as arrivals continued to be sparse. Purchase agents of major companies were not seen in the market, but traders offered improved price to corner as much rubber as possible. Buyers from the ... More

    TECHNOLOGY


    SMC initiative to improve AP post-harvest management
    FARMERS in Andhra Pradesh have done quite well in increasing the production of commercial crops such as chillies, mangoes, fruits and vegetables, which also have export potential. The State Government, having realised the export potential, has ... More

    FOODS & FOOD PROCESSING


    Agro Tech to launch frozen french fries
    AGRO Tech Foods Ltd (AFTL), a subsidiary of global food major ConAgra, will be shortly introducing frozen french fries into the market. The AFTL President, Mr Utpal Sen Gupta, told Business Line that the new product would be initially ... More

    FOODGRAINS


    Move to decentralise food procurement -- Third revolution on farm front?
    THAT the NDA Government often suffers from a two-steps-forward-one-step-backward dysfunction for all its pro-reform credentials is, by now, awkwardly clear. Otherwise, it is difficult to explain how, against the express recommendations of the ... More

    EU's new food safety law raises eyebrows
    THE European Union's new food legislation has raised the eyebrows in domestic circles which feel that the law gives the EU power to "unduly'' restrict the import of farm products into the region. The new law, introduced in late February this ... More

    COTTON


    Bt cotton: Bane or boon?
    ONCE again, New Delhi has demonstrated where its real concerns are inasmuch as agriculture is concerned — with the 2-3 per cent corporate farming and not the 60 per cent plus marginal and subsistence farms. First, it was the case of ... More

    Global cotton supply to be lower next season
    THE anticipation of reduced plantings in the northern hemisphere and news of a stronger-than-expected rebound of the US economy imply higher cotton prices ahead and the Cotlook-A Index is projected to average 44 cents per pound in 2001-02, ... More

    COCONUT & COPRA


    Marketfed for coconut procurement
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Chairman of Kerala State Co-operative Marketing Federation Ltd (Marketfed), Mr Jose Kuttiyani, has urged the State Government to take steps for procurement of coconuts. Speaking to newspersons, Mr Kuttiani said ... More

    COFFEE


    ICO to take lead in solving coffee crisis
    THE International Coffee Organisation (ICO) has initiated a global programme for coffee quality-improvement and will be shortly raising specific proposals in the areas of diversification, coordination of production policies and promotion of ... More
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