Agriculture Current Affair 13 July 2020

ANRPC observes a positive sign in Q3 global rubber consumption

The worst seems to be over as far as global natural rubber consumption is concerned. A report prepared by the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) sees a 1.4 per cent rise in global rubber consumption during the third quarter (July-September).

The report assumes significance at a time when the IMF has scaled down the global economic outlook to (-) 4.9 per cent from (-) 3.0 per cent predicted in April. The global consumption has fallen 15.7 per cent during the first half (January-June) and is expected to enter into a positive territory in the coming days.

Restriction on use of glyphosate aimed to curb growing HTBT cotton cultivation, says farmers’ body

Shetkari Sanghatana (SS), the apex farmers’ body in Maharashtra, has opposed the Centre’s move to curb the use of glyphosate, a widely-used herbicide.

Its president Anil Ghanwat said many farmers across the country are cultivating HTBT cotton despite Centre’s ban and glyphosate is easily available and an affordable herbicide that the cotton farmers are using.

As the government is not able to take a stand on HTBT cotton cultivation, it is trying to curb cultivation by restricting the use of glyphosate, said Ghanwat.

Campco to strengthen warehouse infrastructure in areca-growing regions

The Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Cooperative (Campco) Ltd is likely to get its first master godown by January 2021.

Addressing members of Campco on a virtual meeting platform as part of the Foundation Day of the cooperative, SR Satishchandra, President of Campco, said that the cooperative is strengthening its warehouse infrastructure at various places.

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