Saurashtra struggles with drought
Sesame seed farmers in the Indian state of Gujarat are preparing to sow the seeds for the coming summer crop, with the fields due to be sown at the end of February or in March at the latest. However, the prevailing drought, particularly in the Saurashtra region, could pose a problem for the crop.
Apart from minor corrections, prices on the Indian sesame seed market are currently at a similar level to last week, although price increases cannot be ruled out in the coming weeks. Hulled sesame seeds, 99.95% purity, are currently