Iranian Agri product exports up by 30%

 Export of agricultural products increased by 30 percent in the first 4 months of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2020-July 20, 2020) compared to last year’s corresponding period, according to Mehrdad Jamal Arvanghi, deputy head of Iran’s customs office. He said 2.706 million tons of goods wo...Read more

FAO introduces geospatial platform for agriculture sector

Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform, a tool to create more resilient food systems post COVID-19 with a large and rich set of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics and natural resources has been launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The tool has been created for data-drive...Read more

HIL, India supplies 20.60 MT of DDT to South Africa

Hindustan Insecticides Limited, (HIL), India has supplied 20.60 Metric tonne of DDT 75 % WP to South Africa for their Malaria control program on July 20, 2020. HIL, India is  a PSU under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and the sole manufacturer of DDT globally.  The Department of Health, South...Read more

Karnataka Govt aims at 25% increase in agri-produce processing

Karnataka agriculture minister B.C. Patil revealed that the state government is diligently working on increasing the processing of produce from agriculture and associated sectors from the current 3-5 percent to 25 percent in the next five years. He was participating in a webinar on the ‘Impact of Agro and F...Read more

Brazilian seed market posts 7.5% increase in revenue

According to a study published by Spark Inteligência Strategica, a leading Brazilian consultancy firm, soy producers’ investment in Brazil have boosted oilseeds output to around US$2.1 billion in 2019-20 which is a 7.5 percent increase from US$1.9 billion recorded in 2018-19. The study titled ‘B...Read more

Corteva Agriscience acquires PhytoGen Seed Company

 Corteva, Inc. announced that the company has signed an agreement with J.G. Boswell Company to purchase its ownership interest in PhytoGen Seed Company, LLC – a joint venture between the two companies.  PhytoGen Seed Company, LLC was formed to focus on the U.S. cotton seed industry. With a 53.5% s...Read more

Tripura farmers exports pineapples to Dubai via digital agri initiative 

Pineapple growers in Tripura are a happy lot as they were able to sell their pineapples to a buyer in Dubai thanks to the Common Service Centre (CSC), an initiative of the Digital Agriculture platform as part of Digital India. While they were able to fulfil large orders from Dubai last year, the lockdown had crea...Read more

 India dispatches 20,000 litres of pesticide to Iran to deal with locust crisis  

 India has dispatched 20,000 litres of pesticide "Malathion 96% ULV” to Iran as part of ongoing cooperation to help Iran deal with the locusts' crisis. A 40 feet container carrying the pesticide consignment is scheduled to arrive next week at Chabahar port.  Sources at the Indian Embassy in Tehran...Read more

CBIC hikes 25% Import duty on bamboo for agarbatti industry

In order to curb another import from China, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Custom (CBIC) hiked import duty on bamboo for agarbatti (incense stick) to 25 per cent.  “Customs duty on bamboo imports by agarbatti manufacturers hiked from 10 per cent to 25 per cent with immediate effect to encourage us...Read more

NRGene expands its business operations in Canada

        The Government of Saskatchewan is welcoming NRGene to the province. Headquartered in Israel, the company announced they are expanding their operations to Canada and will be opening an office in Saskatoon.  This investment from NRGene follows a successful trade mission to Israe...Read more

India permits additional 745 tonnes raw sugar exports to US  

    The government has recently permitted export of additional 745 tonnes of raw sugar under its tariff-rate quota (TRQ) to the US, which enables shipments to enjoy relatively low tariff.  TRQ is a quota for a volume of exports that enter the US at relatively low tariffs. After the quota is reach...Read more

Nutrien acquires Brazilian Ag retailer Tec Agro

Nutrien Ltd.  has recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase 100 percent of the equity of the Tec Agro Group ("Tec Agro"). Tec Agro is a leading Ag Retailer in the state of Goiás, with close to 25 years of service to farmers and 8 Retail branches. Tec Agro also owns ...Read more