Nuts

Peanuts: new varieties raise hopes

November 14, 2022 at 12:50 PM , Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

NEW DELHI. Indian researchers are currently working to use a new hybrid technology to breed peanut varieties that are more resistant to drought and disease and are expected to provide farmers with a better income through high oil and protein content.

Slight price increases

After being stable for weeks, Indian peanut prices recovered a bit this week, although growth remains slow. Traders continue to cite the demand situation for peanuts and peanut oil as weak, in part because more goods are available than initially expected. Through a collaboration between Junagadh Agricultural University and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Indian researchers are currently developing hybrid technology that should lead to more resistant peanut varieties. These new varieties are expected to hav

Categories:

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Nuts
May 27, 2024
NEW DELHI/ATLANTA. As crop declines are anticipated in Brazil US exporters are reckoning with improved demand for their peanuts. Hot weather is causing problems in India.
Nuts
May 27, 2024
MANILA. In planting 100 million coconut trees the Philippine government aims to revitalise the industry. High freight rates present quite a challenge.
Nuts
May 27, 2024
CANBERRA/REUS. China and Hong Kong purchased a record volume exceeding 90,000 mt of in-shell macadamias in 2023. Strange sales patterns have emerged in South Africa, Australia and Kenya. Drought is an issue in Mexico and Guatemala. Global production estimates are upbeat for 2024.
Nuts
May 24, 2024
MADRID. Exports have picked up for almonds in Spain. Crop estimates for 2024/2025 have emerged. Prices are a troublesome matter.