Agriculture Current Affair 26 December 2022

Strong local demand, lower arrivals lift dust prices at Kochi auctions

Traders pointed out that an additional demand for tea from Sabarimala pilgrims, an annual phenomenon like Onam, also contributed to generate demand and price hike.

Strong local demand in the absence of next week’s sale due to Christmas holidays and lower arrivals lifted CTC dust prices in Kochi auctions.

The market was dearer by ₹2 to ₹4 in sale 51, witnessing a strong demand with 97 per cent of the offered quantity of 8,01,806 kg sold. The rise in price was more for powdery varieties compared to grainier ones, the auctioneers Forbes, Ewart & Figgis said. Blenders were active in the market, while Supplyco lent only fair support along with upcountry buyers. All blenders together absorbed 65 per cent of the total quantity sold.

OZiva launches Kisaan Vikas programme

The brand aims to empower farmers and families via various initiatives

OZiva, a certified plant-based holistic wellness brand, has launched the ‘OZiva Kisaan Vikas’ programme.

A press statement said that the brand aims to empower farmers and families via various initiatives starting with the education of farmers’ children through this programme. With every purchase made on, a contribution will be made by OZiva to enable better livelihoods of the farmers and their families under this programme, it said.

ITC to scale up interventions in climate smart agriculture

Climate Smart Village programme to cover over 0.75 million hectacres to help save 2,000 million KL water by 2030

Diversified conglomerate ITC Ltd is looking to scale up interventions in the field of climate-smart agriculture to help Indian farmers withstand increasing weather-related uncertainties while boosting their incomes.

The company’s climate smart agriculture initiative has already covered 15 lakh acres of land across India benefitting over 4.5 lakh farmers. The interventions focus on reducing vulnerability while increasing the resilience of farmers towards climate change.

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