Jayashree Bhosale

Special Correspondent, ETI write on agriculture, mostly from the grassroots level, on crops, their trends, the farms and farmers. Understand the villages and villagers, try to understand the emerging rural urban relationships, linkages of rural and urban economies, the growing divide between the two. I write on commodities, food, food companies, the agri input andprocessing industry, the farm to fork journey, sometimes developmental issues, The fascinating stories of international journeys food to our plates and the money made along the way, the companies who invest billions to prepare that perfect tiny seed that will feed the future generation, GMOs, CRISPR, re-emergence of traditional super foods! Twitter: @jayashreebET / E-mail: jayashree.bhosale@timesgroup.com
  • Food inflation to trend under 4% over the next six months, says JM Financial

    Food inflation to trend under 4% over the next six months, says JM Financial

    “ Our extensive interactions with various agri-supply chain players (farmers, agri-mandi dealers, etc.) indicate a limited adverse impact on Rabi crop realisations if the lock-down is lifted by mid-Apr’20, as most crops would trade subsequently and agri supply-chain functioning is ensured and enforced across states,” a research note from JM Financial.

    Fruit, vegetable mandis expect supplies to normalise by weekend

    Fruit, vegetable mandis expect supplies to normalise by weekend

    Authorities and traders are working out meticulous plans to streamline flow of vehicles and people engaged in supplying these essential commodities amidst the nationwide lockdown, while crowds are being controlled by allowing entry only to large buyers, traders said.

    COVID-19 scare: Transport hurdles, labour scarcity to hit supply of fruit, vegetables

    COVID-19 scare: Transport hurdles, labour scarcity to hit supply of fruit, vegetables

    Traders say the current situation will devastate farmers as their produce will start rotting, while urban consumers will face sky-high prices unless the authorities take urgent steps. Policemen say it is impossible to determine if a person or an empty commercial vehicle is engaged in trade of essential commodities.

    Covid-19 impact: Fearful vegetable mandis threaten to shut shop

    Covid-19 impact: Fearful vegetable mandis threaten to shut shop

    In Mumbai and Pune, traders have issued statements that they will shutter their shops on Wednesday, while Nashik merchants said they would do the same. In Delhi’s Azadpur market, supplies poured in normally, but purchase by retailers was down 60-80%. However, government officials have ruled out closure of grain and vegetable markets.

    Mumbai, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, Nagpur to shut down till March 31 as coronavirus cases rise

    Mumbai, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, Nagpur to shut down till March 31 as coronavirus cases rise

    The state government has decided to reduce the attendance of government servants from 50% decided earlier to just 25%. "Apart from essential services, please stop all other services, restaurants, shops,offices have been shut down. In Mumbai, Pune, PImpri Chinchavad and Nagpur, all offices and shops will be closed till March 31. Banks will remain open.

    Prices of agricultural commodities drop 20% post COVID-19 outbreak

    Prices of agricultural commodities drop 20% post COVID-19 outbreak

    Traders across the country are struggling to combat rumours about closure of markets and attempts to create artificial shortages. Except chicken, demand for agricultural commodities has not been affected due to coronavirus either in India or in the international market. However, farm-gate prices have fallen due to scare of Covid-19.

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