Tuesday, December 05, 2017

5th December,2017 Daily Global regional local rice e-newsletter

Demand for Pakistani rice increases across world

ISLAMABAD: Demand of Pakistani rice has increased due to its special fragrance, colour and quality across the world.
A spokesman of Agriculture Department said the Agriculture Department has launched a special campaign about toxin-free paddy crops this year, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday.
He said international rice export companies have lauded the initiative of the agriculture department.
Pakistan produces world class rice and has a well-developed rice processing industry as proven by its exports to high-end and the most sensitive markets around the world.

Indian rice offered lowest in Iraq's 30,000 T tender

HAMBURG (Reuters) - The lowest price offer received by Iraq’s state grains buyer in a tender to purchase at least 30,000 tonnes of rice was $305 a tonne c&f free out for rice to be sourced from India, traders said on Monday.
The traders said they believed the Iraqi buyer had not yet made a decision in the tender, which closed on Monday with offers having to remain valid up to Dec. 10.One offer was made for rice from Pakistan at $445 a tonne c&f free out, they said. The lowest among a series of offers for rice from Thailand was $459 a tonne c&f free out.
One offer was made for rice from the United States at $667 a tonne c&f free out.
Iraq also received single offers for rice from Argentina at $575 a tonne c&f free out, optionally from Argentina or Uruguay at $591 a tonne c&f free out, from Paraguay at $569 a tonne c&f free out and from Vietnam at $573 a tonne c&f free out.
In its last reported rice purchase on Nov. 16, Iraq’s trade ministry said it had bought 90,000 tonnes of U.S. rice in a direct deal outside the tender process.
Iraq’s cabinet in May authorised the trade ministry to make direct purchases of wheat and rice to guarantee food security.
Iraq had been struggling to import grains for its food subsidy programme after introducing new payment and quality terms that kept traders away from its international tenders earlier this year.
But traders said participation in the latest rice tender by international rice export houses was again at normal levels.


Wheat exports increase 100pc in four months

Wheat exports from the country during first four months of current financial year witnessed 100 percent increase as compared the exports of the corresponding period of last year.During the period from July-October, 2017-18, about 906 metric tons of wheat worth US $ 254,000 exported as against the exports of the same period of last year, according the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.Meanwhile, the exports of sugar also recorded 100 percent increase as about 141,409 metric tons of sugar costing US $ 60.922 million were exported as compared the exports of same period last year.In first four months of current financial year country earned US $457.663 million by exporting about 915,228 metric tons of rice, which were recorded at US $858,135 metric tons valuing US $391.595 million of same period last year showing an increase of 16.87 percent.
During the period under review, about 112,779 metric tons of basmati rice valuing US $116.455 million exported as compared the exports of 122,659 metric tons worth US $116.360 of same period last year.
Meanwhile, 121,419 metric tons of fruits valuing US$96.713 million exported as compared the exports of 158,693 million tons worth of US $121.257 million of same period last year. The country earned US$ 33.568 million by exporting 102,067 metric tons of vegetables in four months of current financial year as compared the exports of 125,638 metric tons valuing of US$ 35.446 million of same period last year.
During first four months, fish and fish preparations exports grew by 6.10 percent as about 46,311 metric tons of fish and fish products valuing US$121,810 million exported as against the exports of 40,871 metric tons worth of US $114.802 million of same period last year.
Source: Associated Press of Pakistan

ADB sees chance for Pakistan to emerge as trade hub

Published: December 5, 2017
The ADB country director said at present, except for China, the value of Pakistan’s trade with other Carec member-countries stood at a very low level. PHOTO: REUTERS
ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has suggested that Pakistan should emerge as a centre of trade and commerce by removing barriers on its international borders as two continents – Asia and Europe – are rapidly growing.The advice comes at a time when Pakistan is struggling to improve relations with neighbours India and Afghanistan, which have become a stumbling block to any initiative for regional economic cooperation.
“With the rapid economic expansion of RICE countries – Russia to the north, India to the south, China and Japan to the east, and emerging Europe, there is a unique opportunity for Pakistan to emerge as a centre of trade and commerce to achieve higher levels of economic growth and reduce poverty,” said Xiaohong Yang, the ADB Country Director.

She was speaking at the formal launch of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (Carec) Strategy 2030, which is a new long-term strategic framework for regional cooperation.
The strategy is aimed at creating an open and inclusive regional cooperation platform that connects people, policies and projects for shared and sustainable development.
The ADB country director said at present, except for China, the value of Pakistan’s trade with other Carec member-countries stood at a very low level and Carec platform had the potential to help Pakistan create a much larger and much-needed integrated regional market.
She emphasised that by reducing or removing barriers at the border and behind the borders, economies of scale could be tapped.
Carec has 11 members but the new strategy is aimed at strengthening coordination with other international and regional cooperation mechanisms including China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Georgia are members of Carec.
“Carec is very much aligned with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and both regional initiatives are natural partners of each other,” said Safdar Parvez, Director Regional Cooperation and Operations Division, Central and West Asia Department of the ADB.
Carec’s new strategy recognises the importance of economic ties with non-member neighbouring countries and will coordinate activities with relevant entities, especially in commercial and academic spheres.
A main stumbling block to Pakistan’s endeavour to reach Central Asia is Afghanistan, according to analysts. Kabul wants access to India in return for clearing the route for Pakistan to Central Asian Republics.
Carec forum could contribute to long-term political and economic stability, thereby creating a peace dividend, Xiaohong commented, adding it could provide the impetus for maintaining a stable and sustained growth, which was needed to alleviate poverty and keep Pakistan move forward.
Economic Affairs Division Secretary Arif Ahmed Khan assured the stakeholders of Pakistan’s support in mobilising resources for improving and developing regional connectivity as outlined in the new strategy.
Since Pakistan joined Carec seven years ago, the country has benefited from regional connectivity investments worth $1.5 billion, of which the ADB has provided $800 million. Roads have been developed, railway strategies are being prepared and energy projects are under way.
While commenting on the cost of the new strategy, Parvez said the ADB president had announced the bank would provide $1 billion per annum for the next five years to the Carec initiative, but actual cost would be known once projects were conceived and operationalised.
At the end of September 2017, investments in Carec member-countries amounted to $30.5 billion covering 182 projects. The current Carec vision has twin goals of expanded trade and increased competitiveness, but member-countries have confronted complicated challenges spanning different sectors and areas.
The Carec 2030 strategy aligns its activities with national strategies and development plans and with the new international development agenda. It focuses on five operational clusters, which are economic and financial stability; trade, tourism and economic corridors; infrastructure and economic connectivity; agriculture and water; and human development.

ADB sees chance for Pakistan to emerge as trade hub
By Shahbaz RanaPublished: December 5, 2017
Pakistan is obsessed with two things – 1. Kashmir and 2. Friendly government in afghanistan amenable to pakistan. Bothe are unrealistic in the current era and both India and Afghanistan are progressing by skilpping Pakistan. Pakistan thinks that india and afghanistan will lose because pakistan is not allowing trade through its roads. But this is totally a misconception as Pakistan and Afghanistan is increasing their trade through Chabahar, Iran and through Air corridor. Though these are not cost effective, still the trade between india and afghanistan is not stopped. IT is only pakistan which is losing. By focussing on kashmir alone, pakistan is earning the ire of INdia and india will put obstacles in the CPEC. I think pakistan should first think trade with india and then hold india to resolve the kashmir issue.



Rice export rises 16.87pc in 4 months

ISLAMABAD: Rice export from the country during first 4 months (July-October) of current fiscal year increased by 16.87 per cent as compared to same period of last year.
The rice export during the period under review rose to $457.66 million from $391.595 million during July-October 2016-17, according to latest data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
On month-on-month basis, the rice export also increased to $137.423 million in October 2017 from $96.306 million in September 2017, showing an increase of 42.69 per cent.
However, on year-on-year basis, the rice export decreased by 7.71 per cent as the export went down $148.9 million in October 2016 to $137.42 million.

In race for Basmati GI tag, Telugu states not in picture

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HYDERABAD: After awarding Geographical Indication (GI) tag for rosogolla to West Bengal, the Geographical Indication Registry in Chennai has decided to deliver a verdict in the next 15 days on Madhya Pradesh's claim for inclusion of certain districts in the Basmati rice GI tag. In 2016, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) of ministry of commerce and industry was given GI tag for Basmati rice, including areas in seven states — Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand and parts of western Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. APEDA had applied in 2008 and GI Registry decided in its favour in 2016 Andhra Pradesh and Telangana too grow Basmati rice in a few areas, but no attempt was made by the two Telugu states for inclusion in GI tag. India exports Basmati rice worth thousands of crores every year.
In July 2017, Madhya Pradesh filed a submission stating that Basmati rice is cultivated widely in that state. It also argued that the state of Punjab was allowed to intervene in a later stage of the process and get its name included. Madya Kshetra Basmati Growers Association also applied in favour of inclusion of Madhya Pradesh. The All India Rice Exporters Association filed an intervener petition against the state of Madhya Pradesh in August 2017 saying that it should not be given time to file additional evidence in support of their claim.
Punjab also objected to Madhya Pradesh's claim. In its rebuttal, Dr Ranvir Singh Gillof Punjab Agricultural University was quoted: "MP has never had any scientific or historical reputation of cultivating Basmati, let alone commercial cultivation."

Pakistan too has been fighting to call Basmati its own. When APEDA applied for GI tag, the Basmati Growers Association (BGA) of Lahore had opposed it. But it failed to file evidence within the prescribed time.
"We will decide on Madhya Pradesh's claim of inclusion regarding Basmati rice in the next two weeks," Chinnaraj G Naidu, head of GI Registry in Chennai, told TOI.

Korea to Donate Surplus Rice to Poorer Countries

·         By Choi Jong-seok
·         PrintTwitterDecember 04, 2017 11:55
Korea will donate 50,000 tons of surplus rice to countries suffering from food shortages from next year.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on Sunday said the National Assembly passed a bill to join the Food Assistance Convention on Friday.
The FAC, with 14 member countries or bodies like the U.S., Japan and the EU, is an international treaty for humanitarian food assistance. Once Korea's membership application is accepted, it will give 50,000 tons of its surplus rice to countries that need it through the World Food Programme.
The ministry hopes that this will improve the national image and stabilize rice supply in the domestic market, where there is an oversupply of 200,000 to 300,000 tons of rice a year.

Nagpur Foodgrain Prices Open- December 4, 2017

Reuters | Dec 4, 2017, 13:55 IST
Nagpur Foodgrain Prices - APMC/Open Market-December 4 Nagpur, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Gram prices reported strong in Nagpur Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) on good demand from local millers amid weak supply from producing belts. Fresh rise on NCDEX, upward trend in Madhya Pradesh gram prices and repeated enquiries from South-based millers also jacked up prices. About 200 bags of gram reported for auctions in Nagpur APMC, according to sources. FOODGRAINS & PULSES GRAM * Gram varieties ruled steady in open market here on subdued demand from local traders amid ample stock in ready position. TUAR * Tuar varieties recovered here on increased marriage season demand from local traders.
 * Masoor and Moong varieties firmed up in open market here on increased seasonal demand from local traders. * In Akola, Tuar New - 4,000-4,150, Tuar dal (clean) - 5,700-5,800, Udid Mogar (clean) - 8,000-8,500, Moong Mogar (clean) 7,000-7,300, Gram - 4,525-4,675, Gram Super best - 7,300-7,500 * Wheat, rice and other foodgrain items moved in a narrow range in scattered deals and settled at last levels in weak trading activity. Nagpur foodgrains APMC auction/open-market prices in rupees for 100 kg FOODGRAINS Available prices Previous close Gram Auction 3,400-4,500 3,400-4,370 Gram Pink Auction n.a. 2,100-2,600 Tuar Auction n.a. 3,500-3,850 Moong Auction n.a. 3,900-4,200 Udid Auction n.a. 4,300-4,500 Masoor Auction n.a. 2,600-2,800 Wheat Mill quality Auction 1,600-1,698 1,600-1,680 Gram Super Best Bold 7,000-7,500 7,000-7,500 Gram Super Best n.a. n.a. Gram Medium Best 6,000-6,400 6,000-6,400 Gram Dal Medium n.a. n.a Gram Mill Quality 4,550-4,600 4,550-4,600 Desi gram Raw 4,600-4,900 4,600-4,900 Gram Kabuli 12,400-13,000 12,400-13,000 Tuar Fataka Best-New 6,200-6,400 6,100-6,300 Tuar Fataka Medium-New 5,900-6,100 5,700-5,900 Tuar Dal Best Phod-New 5,400-5,600 5,400-5,500 Tuar Dal Medium phod-New 5,100-5,300 5,100-5,200 Tuar Gavarani New 4,100-4,200 4,000-4,100 Tuar Karnataka 4,600-4,900 4,550-4,850 Masoor dal best 5,000-5,400 5,000-5,200 Masoor dal medium 4,700-4,900 4,600-4,800 Masoor n.a. n.a. Moong Mogar bold (New) 7,200-7,600 7,100-7,500 Moong Mogar Medium 6,600-6,900 6,400-6,700 Moong dal Chilka 5,600-6,500 5,200-6,000 Moong Mill quality n.a. n.a. Moong Chamki best 7,500-8,000 7,000-7,500 Udid Mogar best (100 INR/KG) (New) 8,500-9,000 8,500-9,000 Udid Mogar Medium (100 INR/KG) 5,800-7,000 5,800-7,000 Udid Dal Black (100 INR/KG) 5,300-6,400 5,300-6,400 Batri dal (100 INR/KG) 5,000-5,200 5,100-5,200 Lakhodi dal (100 INR/kg) 2,800-2,900 2,800-2,900 Watana Dal (100 INR/KG) 3,100-3,200 2,900-3,000 Watana Green Best (100 INR/KG) 3,400-3,800 3,400-3,800 Wheat 308 (100 INR/KG) 1,900-2,000 1,900-2,000 Wheat Mill quality (100 INR/KG) 1,850-1,950 1,850-1,950 Wheat Filter (100 INR/KG) 2,100-2,300 2,100-2,300 Wheat Lokwan best (100 INR/KG) 2,200-2,450 2,200-2,400 Wheat Lokwan medium (100 INR/KG) 1,900-2,150 1,900-2,100 Lokwan Hath Binar (100 INR/KG) n.a. n.a. MP Sharbati Best (100 INR/KG) 3,100-3,600 3,100-3,600 MP Sharbati Medium (100 INR/KG) 2,300-2,700 2,300-2,700 Rice BPT best (100 INR/KG) 3,000-3,500 3,000-3,500 Rice BPT medium (100 INR/KG) 2,800-2,900 2,800-2,900 Rice Luchai (100 INR/KG) 2,200-2,400 2,200-2,400 Rice Swarna best (100 INR/KG) 2,500-2,600 2,500-2,600 Rice Swarna medium (100 INR/KG) 2,300-2,400 2,300-2,400 Rice HMT best (100 INR/KG) 3,600-4,000 3,600-4,000 Rice HMT medium (100 INR/KG) 3,250-3,600 3,250-3,600 Rice Shriram best(100 INR/KG) 4,900-5,200 4,900-5,200 Rice Shriram med (100 INR/KG) 4,500-4,700 4,500-4,700 Rice Basmati best (100 INR/KG) 10,200-14,000 10,200-14,000 Rice Basmati Medium (100 INR/KG) 5,200-7,500 5,300-7,500 Rice Chinnor best 100 INR/KG) 5,000-5,500 5,000-5,500 Rice Chinnor medium (100 INR/KG) 4,700-5,000 4,700-5,000 Jowar Gavarani (100 INR/KG) 2,000-2,200 2,000-2,100 Jowar CH-5 (100 INR/KG) 1,800-2,000 1,700-2,000 WEATHER (NAGPUR) Maximum temp. 29.0 degree Celsius, minimum temp. 10.3 degree Celsius Rainfall : Nil FORECAST: Mainly clear sky. Maximum and minimum temperature would be around and 29 and 10 degree Celsius respectively. Note: n.a.--not available (For oils, transport costs are excluded from plant delivery prices, but included in market prices)

Basmati prices rise on higher demand from West Asia

Debasish Bhaduri
Sudden imports by Bangladesh also see price of rice surge in West Bengal
Higher demand for basmati from Iran and West Asia is helping farmers in Punjab and Haryana get good price for their produce this year.
Although the area under paddy cultivation fell nearly 10 per cent from the previous kharif season, arrivals at grain markets have been healthy, say traders and mandi officials at Fatehabad and Karnal.
“The arrivals are good because farmers are getting good prices owing to export demand. The 1121 variety, particularly, commands very good price; the long-grained variety is popular in Iran, Iraq and elsewhere in West Asia,” said Asha Rani, Secretary of Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee, Karnal.
The demand for 1121 has lifted other basmati and non-basmati varieties as well. Arrivals at Karnal mandi this year are 30 per cent higher than in the previous season. “We have crossed the target for the season, but are are still procuring as farmers continue to bring stocks,” Rani said.
As on November 21, some 4.24 lakh tonnes of paddy had been traded at Karnal mandi, against 3.48 lakh tonnes during the same period last year.
Rohit Bansal, a commission agent at Fatehabad mandi in Haryana, said paddy prices this year are at least 1,400 higher per quintal over last year. Arrivals are at their peak and the daily traded volume is around 30,000 bags of paddy, he added.
Bangla imports surge

Sudden imports by Bangladesh over the past three months have additionally ignited the rice market in West Bengal too.
Since end-August, grain prices in West Bengal have increased 15-30 per cent for all varieties. In just the past two weeks, prices moved up 10-15 per cent.
According to Customs sources, Bangladesh imported over 9 lakh tonnes of rice since August. Though that is barely 6 per cent of West Bengal’s annual production of over 15 million tonnes, the demand growth was unexpected and depleted year-end stocks. In mid-October, rice prices stabilised briefly as millers eased up on exports fearing payment default by Bangladeshi importers. The fear, however, proved unfounded, and exports resumed, pushing up prices again. A cyclonic storm and rainfall in end-October delayed harvesting, propelling price sentiment.
According to sources, mills have been low on paddy stocks since early November leading to demand-supply mismatch at local markets. Harvesting is now on in full swing, but the fresh crop is yet to reach millers. State Agriculture Minister Ashis Banerjee said he would not comment on the price rise since harvesting is yet to be completed.
(With inputs from Shobha Roy and Abhishek Law in Kolkata.)
(This article was published on December 4, 2017)

Nigeria imports over 3,000,000 tonnes of rice yearly, says GEMS4

By Ejiro Queen Mene
04 December 2017   |   3:35 am

Growth and Employment in States (GEMS4), a UKAid DFID-funded market development project in Nigeria, has disclosed the huge vacuum in import substitution for rice in the country, placing the deficit at over 3,000,000 tonnes annually.
The report which is the first of its kind by any development partner on the status of rice production in Nigeria also highlighted the underlying systemic constraints to rice production in Nigeria.
Speaking at an investment roundtable in Lagos, the Project Director of GEMS4, Mr. David Joiner, said the project’s mandate is to improve linkages and bankability in the rice sector. GEMS4 collaborates with agricultural businesses, investors and the Nigerian government to share insights and opportunities from Nigeria’s rice industry, as well as facilitate connections that can help reverse the ugly trend.
The Senior Project Manager at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, Jesse Baver, explained that before now relevant data on the problems of rice production in Nigeria and the actual potentials and investment opportunities were not available, necessitating the need for the study.
He said his organization was excited to share insights from report of the study on rice production, describing it as a fast-developing market.
“This event has given us the opportunity to present a rich amount of data and strategic insight on the Nigeria Rice market based on GEMS4 and Dalberg’s research,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of DFID, Andrew Gartside, The Economic Growth – Private Sector Development Advisor, explained that this sort of event was new in the international development space but was in line with the organization’s new approach to facilitate private sector investment for development.
The forum which brought together private sector financial institutions and government organizations such as Bank of Industry, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Kanivest, InvestJigawa, and NIRSAL, provided a platform for players in the rice value chain to present their business models and pitch investment plans to potential investors.
Some of the Agriculture-focused companies that attended the investment forum include; Babban Gona, Afrifoods, Brent Group, Verdant Agritech, Thrive Agric, FalGate, and Sayaz rice.
GEMS4, a £16.8 million project managed by Coffey International Development, offers initiatives on providing solutions to address systemic constraints in the wholesale and retail market system. The project has the mandate to facilitate market system changes to address identified constraints, in order to encourage economic growth; resulting in the creation of 10,000 new jobs and increased incomes for 500,000 Nigerians.


Indian rice offered lowest in Iraq’s 30,000 T tender
HAMBURG (Reuters) - The lowest price offer received by Iraq’s state grains buyer in a tender to purchase at least 30,000 tonnes of rice was $305 a tonne c&f free out for rice to be sourced from India, traders said on Monday.

The traders said they believed the Iraqi buyer had not yet made a decision in the tender, which closed on Monday with offers having to remain valid up to Dec. 10.
One offer was made for rice from Pakistan at $445 a tonne c&f free out, they said. The lowest among a series of offers for rice from Thailand was $459 a tonne c&f free out.

One offer was made for rice from the United States at $667 a tonne c&f free out.
Iraq also received single offers for rice from Argentina at $575 a tonne c&f free out, optionally from Argentina or Uruguay at $591 a tonne c&f free out, from Paraguay at $569 a tonne c&f free out and from Vietnam at $573 a tonne c&f free out.
In its last reported rice purchase on Nov. 16, Iraq’s trade ministry said it had bought 90,000 tonnes of U.S. rice in a direct deal outside the tender process.
Iraq’s cabinet in May authorised the trade ministry to make direct purchases of wheat and rice to guarantee food security.
Iraq had been struggling to import grains for its food subsidy programme after introducing new payment and quality terms that kept traders away from its international tenders earlier this year.
But traders said participation in the latest rice tender by international rice export houses was again at normal levels.
Date: 04-Dec-2017

Flood damage weighs on rice output in Thailand

December 4, 2017 - by Eric Schroeder
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WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — Higher-than-expected flooding damage to fragrant rice has led to a lowering in forecast 2017-18 rice production in Thailand, according to a Nov. 27 Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). However, higher average yields still have rice production in 2017-18 on pace to best output in 2016-17, the agency said.
“The revised forecast for MY 2017-18 main crop rice production is 6% higher than MY 2016-17 main crop rice production as yield improvements more than offset production losses from flooding, particularly in the northeastern region,” the USDA noted in the GAIN report. “Fragrant paddy rice production is revised down slightly to 6.7 million tonnes due to flooding damage, which is still 2% above MY 2016-17 fragrant paddy rice production as yields increased 20% to 30% in upland areas. Meanwhile, glutinous paddy rice production increased to 5.3 million tonnes, up 2% from MY 2016-17, largely from increased acreage, particularly in the upper northeastern region due to attractive prices. White paddy rice production is expected to increase to 8 million to 9 million tonnes, up 10% to 15% from MY 2016-17 due to a recovery in acreage from the previous year when the government did not provide irrigation supplies for MY 2016-17 main crop rice cultivation.”
As of early November, approximately 70% to 80% of Thailand’s 2017-18 marketing year main crop rice production had been harvested, the USDA said.
Thailand’s rice exports are forecast to reach 11 million tonnes in 2017-18, after exports during the January – October 2017 period stood at 9.2 million tonnes. The 10-month total was up 20% from the same period in 2016, due primarily to an increase in parboiled rice exports to Africa and the Middle East, the USDA said.
“Exports of parboiled rice totaled 2.6 million tonnes during this time period,” the USDA noted. “This is a 52% increase from the same period last year due to the recovery of MY 2016-17 offseason white rice production. White rice exports also increased largely due to the sale of government stocks. Since January 2017, the government has sold 3.2 million tonnes of food quality rice stocks, emptying government stocks of food quality rice. Export prices of old-crop white rice from government stocks are 2% to 4% cheaper than new-crop white rice.”

USA Rice Outlook Conference
Annual Rice Awards Luncheon 
Monday, December 11, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Hemisfair C2, Ballroom Level

SAN ANTONIO, TX - A highlight of the annual USA Rice Outlook Conference is the inspiring annual Rice Awards Luncheon.  "These annual recognitions highlight some of the most positive achievements associated with our industry," says USA Rice President & CEO Betsy Ward.

Every year at the luncheon Rice Farming magazine bestows three awards: Rice Farmer of the Year, the Rice Industry Award, and the Rice Lifetime Achievement Award.  The USA Rice Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award and National Rice Month scholarship winners also are recognized at the luncheon, and the new Rice Leadership Development Program class is announced.

"It's always exciting when we read the names of the new class members in a room packed with alumni, lifetime achievement award winners, and others who have dedicated their lives to the rice industry," said California rice farmer Charley Matthews, Jr., chairman of The Rice Foundation that oversees the Leadership Development Program.

The Annual Rice Awards Luncheon is included for all registered Outlook Conference attendees and guests.  

Punjab contributes 51 per cent to Centre’s paddy procurement target

The state has procured 191.17 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) paddy (parmal rice) till December 2, while Centre had fixed 375 LMT procurement target for paddy across the country.

Written by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar | Published: December 5, 2017 3:20 am
The state has procured 191.17 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) paddy (parmal rice) till Dec 2. (Express Photo)
Punjab, which is all set for highest paddy production this year in over a decade, has already contributed almost 51 per cent to the total procurement of rice target for the entire country for the year 2017-18. The state has procured 191.17 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) paddy (parmal rice) till December 2, while Centre had fixed 375 LMT procurement target for paddy across the country. Apart from the paddy rice procurement, Punjab has also procured 13 LMT basmati rice till date. The procurement of both paddy and basmati is still continuing in the state.
The record production is the result of expected average 65 quintal yield per hectare this year against 61.93 quintal per hectare last year. Though this year the area was less under the crop as compared to last year. In a meeting of State Food Secretaries held in Delhi on July 27 this year, the procurement target for paddy in terms of rice for Kharif Crop during Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2017-18 was finalised as 375 LMT against target of 330 LMT of last year. In that meeting, state wise paddy procurement targets were also fixed under which the target for the Punjab was fixed 115 LMT.
Going by this figure, Punjab has also exceeds its fixed share (115 LMT) by procuring 76 LMT more paddy. Officials and farmers both expressed happiness over this record procurement, but the experts said that state has been paying a huge price for the same by hitting its groundwater mercilessly. “We had provided good quality seed, timely sowing and timely inputs helped in increasing per hectare yield which further led to record paddy procurement in past over a decade in state,” said Director Punjab Agriculture Department, Dr JS Bains, adding that this year around 50,000 hectare less area under paddy.
Farmers got around Rs 1590 per quintal this season. Also around 95 per cent lifting has already been done. But at the same time the crop is hitting the ground water adversely. In Punjab out of 141 agricultural blocks around 112 are already under dark zone. “Further extraction of water from dark zone area would lead to severe water crisis in Punjab in coming decades,” said renowned economist Sardara Singh Johal, who had given diversification policy to Punjab in early 2000.
“Though Punjab had planned to bring paddy area to 16-17 lakh hectare, but still it would not be possible till the time poor marketing of the alternative crops like maize, basmati, sugarcane etc that can be the best alternative to paddy is not dealt with,” said Bains, adding that reducing area is not a big deal but we need assured market for alternative crops too. Farmer Satnam Singh from Jandhusingha village said,”I am happy that I got 26-27 quintals per acre paddy this time and earned good profit but at the same time I need to spend around 50,000 to one lakh every couple of years to get my tubewell more deep as water is getting down with every passing year.”

Christmas leftover recipes: Three ways to use up cold roast turkey

It's inevitable that you'll have bought a far bigger bird than you needed and will have tonnes left. So after you've given away as much as possible, turn it into a classic British pie, an Indian Biryani or an Egyptian koshari

Turkey, ham and leek pie

It's large and an "help yourself" kind of dish that's perfect post Christmas to ease your way back into normal dinners.
Prep: 30 minutes + chilling
Cook 45 minutes
Serves 6 - 8

Four Seasonal cranberry recipes for November

For the pastry 
​450g plain flour
50g poppy seeds
100g butter, cold and cut into cubes
100g lard, cold and cut into cubes
150g strong cheddar, finely grated, or stilton, crumbled1 free range medium egg yolk, to glaze
For the filling
2 tbsp olive oil
2 x 500g packs leeks, trimmed, cleaned and sliced
20g pack sage, leaves shredded
4 tbsp plain flour 
100ml medium white wine 
500ml turkey or chicken stock
500g cooked turkey meat, pulled into chunks 
300g ham, cut into chunks
150ml crème fraîche 
Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Tip the flour and poppy seeds into a large bowl. Add the butter and lard and rub with your fingers until it resembles large breadcrumbs. Add the cheese and 8-9 tbsp cold water until it comes together in a soft dough then knead briefly. Wrap in clingfilm and place in the fridge to rest for at least 30 minutes.
To make the filling, heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan, add the leeks and gently cook for 10 minutes with the lid on, until softened but not coloured. Add the sage and cook for a further 2 minutes then stir in the flour, and season generously.
Slowly pour in the wine then the stock, until a thick sauce is formed. Add the cooked turkey and ham and stir in the crème fraîche. Tip the filling into a 2-litre lipped pie dish and leave to cool completely.
Meanwhile, roll out the pastry to 5mm thickness and cut to just bigger than the size of the dish. Brush the edges of the dish with water and use the pastry trimmings to cover the lip. Place the rest of the pastry on top of the pie, pressing onto the pastry lip. Pierce the top to allow steam to escape and use any leftover pastry to decorate. Brush with egg yolk and place in the oven to bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden.

Turkey koshari

This rice, lentil and pasta salad is a popular Egyptian street food and works wonders with leftover turkey. Try tossing pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachios through it, too.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 65 minutes
Serves 6
2 tbsp olive oil
3 onions, finely sliced
100g brown basmati rice
50g macaroni
20g unsalted butter

½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp ground coriander
250-350g leftover roast turkey, shredded
400g can lentils, drained and rinsed
large handful chopped coriander
large handful chopped flat leaf parsley
For the tomato sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, crushed
400g can chopped tomatoes
pinch dried chilli flakes
1 tsp caster sugar 

Falmouth: A foodie haven by the sea

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and cook for about 1 hour. It is worth taking your time over this so they end up golden, sweet and caramelised. Meanwhile, cook the basmati rice and macaroni according to pack instructions; set aside. 
For the tomato sauce, heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and fry for 1 minute, until just golden. Tip in the tomatoes, chilli flakes and sugar; simmer gently for 25-30 minutes until thick.
Once the onions are golden, add the butter along with the spices and cook for 2 minutes; add the turkey, cooking until everything is coated. Tip in the macaroni, rice and lentils and stir over the heat until combined; season. Allow to cool slightly, then toss through the herbs and tip onto a large serving plate. Top with the tomato sauce and serve. 

Turkey biryani with red onion and coriander

This hot biryani is ideal for using up roast turkey or chicken, left over from the big day.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Serves 6
2 tbsp sunflower oil
4 carrots, diced
2 red onions, sliced
600g basmati rice
1.2 litres hot chicken stock
400g cooked, skinless turkey, diced
2 tbsp madras curry paste
28g pack fresh coriander, roughly chopped
Add the oil to a large flameproof casserole dish and set it over a medium heat. Add the carrots and onions, and cook for 5-6 minutes until the onions are softened. Add the rice, pour over the stock, then add the turkey. Stir in the curry paste and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat then cover and simmer gently for about 15 minutes, until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed.
Stir in the coriander, then divide between serving bowls. Serve with poppadoms and mango chutney.
Drinks recommendation: The delicate floral aroma and refreshing taste of real ale goes well with this spicy dish.
For more turkey recipes, visit Waitrose.com

Rice Protein Market Growth Analysis, Share, Demand by Regions, Types and Analysis of Key Players- Research Forecasts to 2022

·         December 4, 2017
·         Craig Francis
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The research covers the current market size of the Asia-Pacific Rice Protein market and its growth rates based on 5 year history data along with company profile of key players/manufacturers such as Axiom Foods, Shafi Gluco Chem, AIDP, Jiangxi Yiwanjia Organic Agricultural & OPW Ingredients. The in-depth information by segments of Rice Protein market helps monitor future profitability & to make critical decisions for growth. The information on trends and developments, focuses on markets and materials, capacities, technologies, CAPEX cycle and the changing structure of the Asia-Pacific Rice Protein Market.
The study provides company profiling, product picture and specifications, sales, market share and contact information of key manufacturers of Asia-Pacific Rice Protein Market, some of them listed here are Axiom Foods, Shafi Gluco Chem, AIDP, Jiangxi Yiwanjia Organic Agricultural & OPW Ingredients. The market is growing at a very rapid pace and with rise in technological innovation, competition and M&A activities in the industry many local and regional vendors are offering specific application products for varied end-users. The new manufacturer entrants in the market are finding it hard to compete with the international vendors based on quality, reliability, and innovations in technology.
Asia-Pacific Rice Protein (Thousands Units) and Revenue (Million USD) Market Split by Product Type such as Organic Rice Protein Isolate, Organic Rice Protein Concentrate & Others. Further the research study is segmented by Application such as Healthcare Food, Sports Nutrition, Beverage & Others with historical and projected market share and compounded annual growth rate.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), and market share and growth rate of Rice Protein in these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Southeast Asia & Australia and its Share (%) and CAGR for the forecasted period 2017 to 2022.
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Market share analysis of the top industry players
Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
Market forecasts for a minimum of 5 years of all the mentioned segments, sub segments and the regional markets
Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
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Chapter 3, to display the Technical Data and Manufacturing Plants Analysis of Rice Protein , Capacity and Commercial Production Date, Manufacturing Plants Distribution, R&D Status and Technology Source, Raw Materials Sources Analysis;
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Chapter 10, Regional Marketing Type Analysis, International Trade Type Analysis, Supply Chain Analysis;
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