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Chickpeas: significantly larger acreage

February 19, 2024 at 1:26 PM , Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Indian farmers are encouraged by last year's favourable market prices and have significantly increased their chickpea acreage. Canadian market players are also keeping a close eye on this development.

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This year, farmers in the most important Indian growing regions of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh have expanded their acreage, motivated by last year's favourable market prices. This sharp increase in cultivation is in line with the high demand on the domestic and export markets, although export prices are continuing their downward trend and have fallen again by USD 10/mt. In addition, the final crop volume remains to be seen, as much depends on the coming weather conditions. Central India, one of the most imp

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