Agriculture

African Snails gnaw their way through coffee crop

By Arathi Menon
As monsoon clouds delayed their presence over the verdant hills of Kodagu in June this year, coffee planters of North Kodagu were caught in a bizarre tussle of apprehension and relief. A delayed monsoon is never good news for farmers in the Western Ghats who are increasingly finding themselves at the receiving end of climate change-induced extreme climatic events. Read More

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Kodagu Coffee Growers Delegation Meets H.D. Deve Gowda

Members of Kodagu District Coffee Growers Federation led by Kodagu District JD(S) President Meriyanda Sanketh Poovaiah met former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda at the latter’s residence in Bengaluru and apprised him of the problems being faced by coffee growers over a long period. Read More

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Coffee Growers  Associations To Meet BJP Leaders On March 6

A meeting to discuss the long-pending demands of coffee growers has been called in Bengaluru on Mar. 6, said Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha. The meeting will be held with State BJP leaders to discuss the problems faced by coffee growers and attention of State and Union governments will be drawn, he said. Read More

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B G Jasmita awarded Gold Medal In B.Sc Horticulture

B.G. Jasmitha was awarded College of Horticulture, Sirsi Faculty Gold Medal, for best overall performance in the degree programme among the Bachelor of Science (Horticulture) Graduates of College of Horticulture, Sirsi, during the academic year 2015-16 at the 6th Convocation held recently. She is seen with Horticulture Minister S.S. Read More

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Coorg Planters may be seeing good returns in near future

By K K Aiyamma
Reuters is reporting that;
Many analysts now expect a global bean deficit for the first time in five years.
Brazil is going through a severe drought, which has already pushed the prices high. Currently it is trading at a 3 year high, at over $2.25 per pound. The South American country is the world biggest producer.
But now the second best is also taking a beating. Read More

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Coffee exports see a marginal decline, prices are still stable

Image: Gaurav Pant 
Economic Times  is reporting that exports this year has seen a decline of 2.85%, currently the output is pegged at 1,72,480 tonnes according to the Coffee Board. The primary buyers of Indian Coffee are Italy, Germany and Russia. Read More

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Cardamom prices fall as harvesting nears

Business Standard is reporting that Cardamom prices are falling as stocks pour into auction houses. From Rs658/kg in the last week, it fell to Rs 558/kg yesterday. The report further states that imports from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Guatemala are hurting the prospects further.  Growers allege that 70% of the Cardamom arriving from Guatemala is smuggled into India. Read More

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Financial Aid for Coffee Plantations soon : K G Bopaiah

Bopaiah, the Virajpet MLA and Assembly speaker after inaugurating the commercial complex of Kodagu Coffee Growers’ Co-operative Society at B M Road in Hunsur on Thursday, said that the Govt is contemplating a decision to aid the Coffee Planters, soon. He further added that the Central Govt has released Rs 700 crore to the State based on Vaidyanatan report on Co-operative credit of which Rs 5. Read More

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Karnataka Planters Association: We are in distress

Image: KPA
According to the report in The Hindu, KPA Chairman, Sahadev Balakrishna rued that the coffee plantation sector is “facing shortage fertiliser, rising cost of labour, impending strain on water resources, environmental and quality concerns and a need to replant old plantations. Read More

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Pepper Prices shoot up as stocks run out

Farmers in Coorg can expect better price due to the worldwide supply shrotage.
The unit value currently stands at Rs.201.58 per kg for 2010 -11, up from Rs.159.02 per kg in 2009-10.
The farmers in Coorg have been holding on to their stock for sometime now,  for better price realization.  Most of the domestic demand is being met by supply from Coorg. Read More

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