Indian rice exports hit new high with APEDA exporting first consignment of Assam ‘red rice’ to USA

In a major boost to India’s rice exports potential, the first consignment of ‘red rice’ was flagged off to the USA. Iron-rich‘ red rice’ is grown in the Brahmaputra valley of Assam, without the use of any chemical fertilizer. The rice variety is referred to as ‘Bao-dhaan’,...Read more


India, Fiji ink mutually beneficial MoU to boost Agriculture and Allied Sectors  

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare of the Republic of India and Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Fiji for cooperation in the field of Agriculture and A...Read more


ITC & Shri Balaji FPO collaborate to procure organic cumin from Rajasthan

 Shri Balaji Farmers Producers Company Limited, Balada in Pali district, Rajasthan and ITC Ltd, Barmer, Rajasthan have agreed to work together for procurement, aggregation and buy-back of quality IPM and organic cumin from smallholder farmers of Jaitran tehsil of Pali district of Rajasthan. The pact was sign...Read more


Sonalika Tractors sells upwards of 1 Lakh units in 11-month span

Sonalika Tractors has created a new record of excellence by clocking its highest ever cumulative domestic sales of 1,06,432 tractors in just 11 months, registering a growth of 35.5 per cent as compared to the same period last year. With this, Sonalika has achieved a significant landmark of the fastest ever 1 ...Read more


NaturalShrimp signs LOI to acquire Aquaculture assets of Hydrenesis Aquaculture, LLC  

    NaturalShrimp, Inc., an aquaculture Company, which has developed and patented the first commercially operational Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) for shrimp, announced  that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire the aquaculture assets of Hydrenesis Aquaculture, LLC for $12,50...Read more


Zuari Agro Chemicals to sell Goa fertilizer plant to Paradeep Phosphates Ltd  

The Board of Directors of Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited at its meeting held on 22nd February, 2021, subject to the approval of shareholders and such other necessary approvals, consents, permissions and / or sanctions of the appropriate authorities, institutions or bodies as may be required, has approved the sale of...Read more


Export of India's non-Basmati rice soars north of 122.61%

India’s exports of cereals – rice, wheat and coarse cereals witnessed an impressive rise during the first three quarters of 2020-21 financial year. As per the data during April-December, 2020, the exports of cereals rose to Rs 49,832 crore from Rs 32,591 crore (4581 US$ million) reported during the sam...Read more


 APEDA upgrades GrapeNet to ensure secure, cost effective interface in exports value chain

In a bid to ensure cyber security protection for its traceability initiative, APEDA has adopted next generation Blockchain and Cloud migration enabled GrapeNet System which would ensure a secured, scalable and cost effective interface for all the stakeholders in the exports value chain. The GrapeNet is a web base...Read more


'Operation Green' includes 22 new perishable items

Commerce Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Dr Anup Wadhawan recently said that the Budget for 2021-22 extensively and comprehensively envisages several initiatives and areas of focus, aimed at enhancing India’s overall competitiveness and manufacturing capacities, which would enable growth, diver...Read more


Spices Board holds virtual BSM to boost turmeric exports

With the approaching harvest season of the golden spice, turmeric, Spices Board conducted a virtual Buyer Seller Meet (BSM) to strengthen market linkages and promoting exports. A total of 122 participants were part of this interactive event. The BSM aimed at giving accessibility to farmers and farmer producer grou...Read more


NODA Labs, KOIMA to jointly host ‘SilkOne Interact’ to connect Indian and Korean Agri-Food businesses  

Delhi-based NODA Labs, together with the Korea Importers Association (KOIMA), will host its first 'SilkOne Interact from February 22-26, 2021' to connect the Indian agri-food exporters and prospective importers from Korea. SilkOne Interact is an online 1:1 business matchmaking event that connects Indian agri-food ...Read more


CCI approves acquisition of Indo Gulf Fertilisers by Indorama India

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves acquisition of Indo Gulf Fertilisers by Indorama India Private Limited (IIPL) under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002. The proposed combination relates to the acquisition by IIPL of Indo Gulf Fertilizers (‘Target Business’) viz. fertiliser div...Read more