Chickpeas: buying interest leaves much to be desired

February 5, 2024 at 4:46 PM , Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. As international prices fall, more and more buyers are considering peanuts from origins other than India. Meanwhile, the prospects for the new crop are promising, while acreage in the US and Canada is expected to increase.

Harvest in India is imminent

Due to the harsh winter that is currently affecting parts of India, sales of pulses, including chickpeas, have declined sharply. The harvest of the new crop is also imminent and high yields of good quality are expected; for these reasons, prices are currently receiving little support and have fallen slightly again compared to last week. The initial lack of moisture in the fields in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, which was due to the low rainfall, was compensated by higher sowing due to the increased prices. Subsequent favourable rains in

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