Chickpeas: possible record crop expected

February 26, 2024 at 11:27 AM , Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. The larger acreage could lead to a record crop in India this year, provided the weather does not throw a spanner in the works for farmers. Germany's imports have fallen slightly, but imports from Turkey and Russia have risen significantly.

350,000 mt are possible

Last season's profitable prices have prompted Indian chickpea farmers to significantly expand their acreage, meaning that a new record crop could be on the cards; current estimates by the India Pulses and Grains Association and the central government are as high as 350,000 mt. The trend towards larger areas under cultivation can be observed above all in the largest chickpea-producing states such as Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, but also in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. The popular Kabuli Chana variety in particular is being sown more frequent

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