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India’s May tea output drops 4.8%

Published : 1:12 am  July 18, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  Leave a Comment  |  648 views  |  

Reuters: India’s tea production in May dropped to 72.5 million kg, down 4.8% from a year earlier, the State-run Tea Board said, as unfavourable weather in the top-producing north eastern state of Assam state hampered plucking.  Read More →


El Nino indicators ease, still expected late 2012

Published : 1:11 am  July 18, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  Leave a Comment  |  286 views  |  

Reuters: Climate indicators for an El Niño event in the western Pacific have eased slightly in the past fortnight, but meteorologists still expect the weather pattern which can bring drought to the Asia-Pacific and damage crops to form late in 2012. El Nino indicators such as the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI), sea surface temperatures and trade winds have eased over the past two weeks, but are still close to El Niño thresholds, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday.  Read More →


Rubber futures rise by more than 3%

Published : 1:10 am  July 18, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  Leave a Comment  |  241 views  |  

TOKYO (Reuters): Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures rose more than three per cent early on Tuesday as firm oil prices and a jump in the Shanghai rubber market to around a seven-week high the previous day buoyed confidence and offset a stronger yen.  Read More →


Heladiv Teas wins National Plantation Award 2012 for best value addition

Published : 12:01 am  July 16, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,382 views  |  
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Heladiv Teas was last week presented with the National Plantation Award 2012 for the best value addition in the medium tea scale exporter’s category.  Read More →


CIC Holdings nurtures life

Published : 12:00 am  July 16, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  1 Comment  |  726 views  |  

Transforms from chemical manufacturer to environmentally-friendly agribusiness enterpriseFrom rice, to fresh milk to poultry produce, CIC Holdings PLC has deftly woven itself into Sri Lanka’s social fabric, producing a gamut of quality agriculture and poultry products in an environmentally sustainable manner. Over the past decade, the group has transformed itself from a chemical manufacturer to a more environmentally-friendly agribusiness enterprise that has taken on a challenge to nurture and modernise rural farmers across the island.  Read More →


Kurunegala Plantations wins Gold at National Agribusiness Awards 2012

Published : 12:00 am  July 16, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture, SECTORS  |  Leave a Comment  |  527 views  |  

Fulfilling a much-needed requirement to recognise institutions in the agricultural business area, the annual Agribusiness Awards was organised by the National Agribusiness Council. It was held for the seventh consecutive year concurrently with the Ag-Biz Trade fair on 8 July at the BMICH.  Read More →


Sri Lanka will regain its rightful place in global rubber – Indian Board Chief

Published : 12:00 am  July 16, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,778 views  |  

By Cheranka Mendis Rubber Board of India Chairperson Sheela Thomas last week expressed confidence that Sri Lanka will regain its rightful place in global rubber industry. “Sri Lanka has been and continues to be a pioneer in high quality latex rubber. Also the rubber cultivation is said to be expanding and productivity increasing, if slowly but steadily.  Read More →


India’s June natural rubber imports up 11%

Published : 3:06 am  July 12, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  Leave a Comment  |  811 views  |  
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Reuters: India’s natural rubber imports rose about 11 percent in June from a year ago to 21,189 tons, state-run Rubber Board said in a statement on Monday, reflecting deals signed by local tyre makers earlier this year to cash in on lower prices overseas.  Read More →


Thailand seeks regional benchmark rubber export price

Published : 3:04 am  July 12, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  Leave a Comment  |  460 views  |  

Reuters: Thailand, the world's biggest rubber producer and exporter, is asking other major producers Malaysia and Indonesia to help it set a benchmark rubber export price, which has fallen by almost a fifth since its peak this year due to weak demand.  Read More →


Elephant House Ginger Beer’s Indian exports to grow 100%

Published : 3:04 am  July 12, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  1 Comment  |  988 views  |  

Sri Lanka’s Elephant House Ginger Beer (EGB) is again being exported to India following a re-design of the beverage’s label to meet that country’s new ‘green dot’ vegetarian symbol governing food and drinks entering its markets. EGB has been available in India since 2000, while also being sold in over 26 other international markets including Europe, USA, etc.  Read More →


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