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
By Arathi Menon
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 MoreRead More...
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 MoreRead More...
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 MoreRead More...
JD(S) State President and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said that the Central and the State Governments had failed to address problems of coffee, sugarcane and paddy growers in Kodagu districts as the minimum support price announced by the Government was less that the market price.
Speaking to media persons here yesterday, Kumaraswamy who said that Kodagu District Minister M.R. Read More
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
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 MoreRead More...
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 MoreRead More...
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