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Peanuts: water supply becomes a problem

February 6, 2023 at 12:45 PM , Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI. Rising prices are tempting farmers to grow more peanuts again. However, this could lead to difficulties with regard to water supply. Higher seed prices also need to be considered.

Pros and cons

Last week, the Indian peanut market saw slight price increases, which continue this week. This is tempting many farmers to grow more peanuts in the new season - a tactic that, according to market experts, could backfire. A major problem is likely to be the water supply, which is extremely scarce. In addition, the cost of high-quality seeds has risen by almost a third; in view of these costs, sesame cultivation, for example, would be much cheaper for farmers.

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