Agriculture Current Affair 24 October 2022

Agriculture experts see a shift to mustard, lentils

Farmers will prefer to grow wheat, mustard and lentils (masur) for the 2023-24 rabi marketing season as prices of these crops were higher than their minimum support price (MSP) last year, said agriculture experts.

“In Punjab and Haryana, farmers in the irrigated belt will choose to sow wheat while those that fall in the rainfed area will go for mustard,” said Rahul Chauhan, director of agri research firm IGrain India.

While farmers in the eastern areas of Uttar Pradesh may opt for mustard, the western region of the state will likely choose wheat. Madhya Pradesh farmers may also prefer to sow mustard and wheat.

No unseasonal rain threat to onion prices, enough buffer stock, says govt

The govt on Thursday ruled out a rise in onion prices in coming weeks. While unseasonal rains may have some minor impact on kharif onion output, India has enough buffer stocks to meet any resultant shortfall, it said.

“Prices of onion and pulses will not rise till December because we have enough buffer stock available with us,” Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said.

Not just onion, prices of pulses are also likely to remain sable till December, PTI reported quoting Singh.

Women’s coffee alliance to hold coffee fair in Bengaluru on October 29, 30

The Women’s Coffee Alliance, India chapter (WCAI) will hold the sixth edition of its two-day Coffee Santhe (coffee fair) from October 29 at the Jayamahal Palace Hotel in Bengaluru.

The event will showcase different varieties of coffee beans and brews and include launch of new coffee products and associated foods, coffee equipment demonstrations and materials, coffee related information and quiz competitions, WCAI president Sunalini Menon and member Poornima Jairaj told the media on Friday.

The event will also host the Women Stars Brewing Skills Championship, with judges representing major coffee producing and consuming countries, and women participants from many coffee café chains and small retailers in India vying for the coveted crown of ‘Woman Coffee Brewing Star,’ they said.

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