Delay in the start of the new cardamom season has squeezed fresh arrivals into the market causing the cardamom prices to hover around Rs 700 per kg level.
The tea industry is looking at the second half of the year for a revival of fortunes as both the production and export continue to be on the downswing for the first six months.
The export of coconut and coconut products is all set to shoot up following the granting of export promotion council status to Coconut Development Board.
Robust trend in bean prices triggered by a global shortage of cocoa has prompted some southern states to spread the cultivation to more area.
The terminal slated to be completed in 2011 is expected to take care of the shortage that is likely to result from the rising demand for LPG in Kerala.
The cardamom growers may find it difficult to meet the festival season demand in India in the coming months as the arrivals are expected to be poor.
Jordan is keen to attract Christian tourists from India as the Middle East country with rich culture and history kicks off its promotional tour of the country.
Hybrid and dwarf palms may finally be the answer to a vexing problem faced by Kerala, the largest producer of coconuts in the country.
Leading fitness equipment selling company Grand Slam is planning to cash in on the rising fitness consciousness in smaller towns.
Companies like Marico and Shalimar are raising their procurement of copra to take advantage of the situation. The annual copra procurement of Marico is around 1 lakh tonnes.
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