...conduct purchases in Africa and in Pakistan. Abundant supplies are also said to be stored at the ports. Pesticide issues have prevented Japan from importing from India for some time now and buyers in Turkey prefer to purchase natural sesame seeds in Nigeria and in Sudan.
Damage still to be assessed
Rain is still preventing accurate crop estimates and assessments of the damage in India. The fields are currently being surveyed and more details should emerge within a week. As much as 40% of black sesame seed production is said to be damaged in Gujarat. An ar