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Govt approves sugarcane FRP of Rs 305 per quintal for FY23 season
Rice, pulses, oilseeds witness less sowing; only sugarcane up
Rice is sown over 8.73 lakh Ha, compared to 12.52 lakh Ha in 2021, which is 3.80 lakh Ha less (minus 30.32 per cent). Pulses have been sown over 4.39 lakh Ha, compared to 4.74 lakh Ha in 2021, which is 0.35 lakh Ha less (minus 7.43 per cent), among them, Urad has witnessed the least sowing with 0.53 lakh Ha this year compared to 0.73 lakh Ha last year (minus 27.95 per cent).
FAO chief bats for urgent transformation of agrifood systems
Qu was addressing a ministerial meeting held on Wednesday at the United Nations in New York entitled "Global Food Security Call to Action." Cumulative effects of multiple shocks related to conflicts, the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn, rising food prices have increased people's vulnerability and pushed hundreds of millions of more people to the brink of hunger, the Director-General said.
India export ban shakes global wheat prices
Futures traded in Chicago rose as much as 5.9 per cent to $12.47 a bushel, their highest level in two months, Financial Times reported. Wheat prices have risen more than 60 per cent this year, driven up by disruption from Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The two European countries account for almost a third of the world's wheat exports.
Record High: India's agriculture exports touch $50 bn
As per the provisional figures released by the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCI&S), agri exports grew by 19.92 per cent in 2021-22 to touch $50.21 billion. "The growth rate is remarkable as it is over and above the growth of 17.66 per cent at $41.87 billion achieved in 2020-21, and it has been achieved in spite of unprecedented logistical challenges in the form of high freight rates, container shortages etc.," the Ministry said.
MSP distorts mkt prices of farm produce, planting decisions of farmers: US
The report provided a comprehensive review of significant foreign barriers to the US exports of goods and services. Besides MSP, India provides a broad range of assistance to its large agricultural sector, including credit subsidies, debt waivers, crop insurance, and subsidies for inputs (such as fertilizer, fuel, electricity, and seeds) at both the central government and State government levels.
Flavour of India's wheat must capture world's taste buds: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the flavour of India's wheat must capture the entire world's taste buds and help increase the country's wheat exports, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday. Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal informed this while replying to the supplementary question related to wheat export during the Question Hour. Goyal was responding to a question raised by Congress MP Anand Sharma.
China seeks bumper wheat harvest amid fears of global food crisis
The notice, coming at a time when the protracted Russia-Ukraine conflict has stretched the global food supply ranging from corn and wheat to potash fertiliSers, and pushed their prices to record highs, highlighted the latest of a concrete effort from the Chinese government to secure the spring ploughing of staple grains and bumper harvest against the potential impact of geopolitical tensions.