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Thursday, May 09, 2002
Agri Prices (May 8)
Sugar (S-30)1390 (1390)
Palm Oil (10 kg)309 (309)
Groundnut oil ready398 (398)
Coconut oil ready3925 (3900)
Pepper garbled ready9300 (9300)

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Marine exports down on slump in global seafood market
MARINE exports slipped both in value and volume during the 2001-02 financial year due to adverse international market conditions and a slump in global seafood prices. As per the final figures available for the fiscal, while the total quantity ... More

RUBBER


Poor buying keeps rubber steady
KOTTAYAM: Rubber prices remained unchanged due to the absence of covering purchases and poor arrivals. The Rubber Marketing Federation was active in purchasing limited quantities from the market. Supply crunch continues even as the ... More

TEA


Bank rescues tea growers with novel idea
WHEN Malanad Service Co-operative Bank Ltd, Wagamon (Idukki district) realised that about 8,000 small tea growers to whom it had advanced funds were unable to service the loan and interest thereof, the bank solved the problem in a sensible manner ... More

FOODS & FOOD PROCESSING


Karnataka picks up stake in Himkap
THE Chandigarh-based Himalayan Vegefruit Ltd, which recently acquired the Doddaballapur-based Sun Crush Fruits Pvt Ltd, is shedding 26 per cent of its stake in favour of the Karnataka State Agricultural Produce Processing and Export Corporation ... More

COFFEE


Vietnam is ICO member
VIETNAM, one of world's leading coffee producers, has become a member of the International Coffee Organisation (ICO). The country has completed membership procedures for the ICO under the International Coffee Agreement 2001, bringing to 34 the ... More

SPICES & CONDIMENTS


Pepper up on buying support
PEPPER prices both spot and futures moved up marginally on Wednesday on buying support and short supply. Prices of MG 1 garbled increased to Rs 9,300 a quintal from Rs 9,000 during the weekend, while that of ungarbled from Rs 8,600 to Rs 8,900. ... More

STANDARDS & BENCHMARKS


`Cupping' success
Quality entered the lexicon of the coffee industry seriously only after the commodity was liberalised in 1993. Immediately after liberalisation, the Quality Department of the Coffee Board, which has been in existence since 1966, actually found ... More
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