Chickpeas: delayed sowing in Canada

June 3, 2024 at 4:13 PM , Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Rainfall in Canada has caused sowing to lag behind the average of recent years – this could even result in a smaller acreage. Meanwhile, prices in India continue to rise.

Lower production

Prices on the Indian chickpea market have risen by USD 10/mt compared to last week. Farmers are reporting shortages in the Desi crop due to unfavourable weather conditions and higher prices in Australia are also supporting prices in India. According to recent reports, the area under Desi chickpeas has been reduced by 40% in all producing states including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and the bad weather is also reducing the yield per hectare. Production is currently estimated at 6.5 million mt. Old crop stocks

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