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23rd November,2018 Daily Global Regional Local Rice E-Newsletter

23rd November,2018 Daily Global Regional Local Rice E-Newsletter

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Indian rice samples fail test for Egypt’s rice import tender

[DUBAI] The Indian rice samples offered in Egypt's first rice purchasing tender for 2018 have all failed a cooking test required for approval for purchase, three trade sources with direct knowledge said on Thursday.
All Chinese rice samples were accepted while one Vietnamese rice sample was accepted and the other rejected, they said.
Egypt, which has turned from a rice exporter to an importer because of water shortages, has in the past purchased rice from India.
The samples are being tested by a research centre at before approval of offers.

Food for Thought: Grain output – don’t bite more than you can chew

Thursday, Nov 22

Government is chasing higher production in wheat and rice by fixing bigger and bigger output targets. It is time to evaluate whether we need so much.
                          GRAIN OUTPUT – DON’T BITE MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW
                                          By Stuti Chawla
    Over the last seven decades, India has gathered enough experience in handling food shortages.
    It is the art of managing surpluses that we are yet to master.
    To be fair, surpluses in food grain output are fairly recent, and the focus of governments so far has rightly been on meeting domestic demand.
    But with crop output now exceeding consumption, and the surpluses becoming systemic rather than occasional, there needs to be some serious thought on handling them, particularly in the case of food grains.    
    India’s rice and wheat crops were at record highs last year at 112.9 mln tn and 99.7 mln tn, respectively.
    The government has set production targets for this year even higher at 113.0 mln tn for rice and 100.0 mln tn for wheat.
    But do we really need so much food grain? 
    Piling grain reserves in the central pool certainly indicate otherwise.
    At the start of October, the government had 54.26 mln tn food grain in stock, more than double the required level. 
    The government will add more to its grain reserves this year due to larger crops and higher minimum support prices.
    It won’t be easy to manage these excesses.
    The last time India had such a large grain surplus was in the early 2000s.
    In fact, at one point of time, there was so much grain rotting in the central pool that a parliamentary committee had recommended dumping it into the sea to make space for more.
    The Atal Bihari Vajpayee government at that time gave subsidies to export food grains from the central pool. 
    But the problem was that the government didn’t know when to stop. It released so much grain for exports that India had to turn to imports a few years later to re-build reserves.
    Even now, exports don’t offer a way out unless the government subsidises them, and throwing food grains in the sea is definitely not a solution.
    India exports close to 13 mln tn rice, which is about a fourth of the global rice trade.
    Increasing that share in the world rice trade is getting tougher with each increase in the minimum support price.
    In the case of wheat too, exports have been unviable for the last few years, as the MSP hikes have made Indian wheat costlier.
    One way of limiting these surpluses is to diversify to other crops.
    According to estimates drawn up jointly by Indian Council of Agricultural Research and International Food Policy Research Institute in 2016, India will need 111.8 mln tn rice and 98.3 mln tn wheat by 2020.
    These targets were surpassed last year.
    The study has projected India’s demand for rice at 122.4 mln tn by 2030, and wheat at 114.6 mln.
    To meet this demand, India’s food grain production will need to grow at a much slower pace than it has in the past decade.
    Over the last few years, India seems to have become more resilient to weather vagaries and crop yields are definitely improving.
    To then temper the growth rate, there should be a well chalked out plan for encouraging farmers to switch to other crops.
    The last plan rolled out by the government on farm policy was the National Food Security Mission in 2007, which listed out targets for increasing production of wheat, rice and pulses in five years, and detailed the steps the government would take to meet them.
    Implementation of the plan was closely monitored, and most of the production targets were met well before time.
    A new plan is the need of the hour, with a longer term view and a focus on consumption patterns by 2030.
    As countries develop, there is a marked decrease in consumption of basic cereals such as wheat and a corresponding increase in demand for protein-rich pulses, meat, edible oils, and also fruits and vegetables.
    This holds true for India as well.
    Currently, India is comfortable in most of these, with the exception of edible oils, but that may not be the case a decade hence.
    The ICARIFPRI study has predicted that demand for fruits, vegetables and meat will outpace production by 2030.
    These are the sectors the government should now be focusing on.
    Government policies, including subsidies, support prices and infrastructure support, should be tailored to increase production of horticulture crops, coarse cereals and oilseeds and availability of poultry and meat products.
    Crop diversification was the buzz word in India at start of this millennium. It died a quiet death within a few years, as production of wheat and rice had fallen to unsustainable levels by 2004-05.
    The problem with the diversification plan was that it was not thought through, and lacked a clear mandate on requirement.    
    The government should learn from past mistakes and draw up a new crop production policy that is well-balanced, practical and in tune with the times, instead of setting arbitrary targets for food grain production.

(Food for Thought is a monthly column by Stuti Chawla, our Assistant Editor-Commodity. Stuti is passionate about crime thrillers and food, and her insights on farm policies are equally piquant)
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20,000 drought-hit tribal farmers march to Mumbai

This is the third mass farmer protest the state has witnessed this year
By Gajanan Khergamker
Last Updated: Friday 23 November 2018
Farmer protest
Tribal farmers hold a protest in Mumbai's Azad Maidan. Credit: Gajanan Khergamker Tribal farmers hold a protest in Mumbai's Azad Maidan. Credit: Gajanan Khergamker
Around 20,000 tribal farmers from across Maharashtra made steady inroads from Thane in Maharashtra, along heavily-patrolled Mumbai roads, right to Azad Maidan on November 22, 2018, where they gathered to agitate, once again. The most recent drought in Maharashtra, which is a by-product of delays in admission and attempts to deflect blame by the Devendra Fadnavis government, has wreaked havoc across the state.
This is the third mass farmer protest in Maharashtra in a year. The first was in March when farmers demanded a farm loan waiver followed by another in July by dairy farmers who sought a hike in milk prices and now this is for the drought which has affected nearly 90 lakh farmers in Maharashtra.
Maharashtra's water resources and irrigation minister Girish Mahajan met the tribals from north Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Marathwada, Ahmednagar and other districts and asked them to meet with chief minister to which the farmers agreed.
The Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra had, after an inordinate delay, declared on October 31, 2018, a drought in state’s 151 talukas, of which 112 were hit rather severely. Apart from the delay in the announcement, which has a cascading effect on the state benefits that would just take too long to trickle down to the farmer beneficiary and have any required effect, it’s the state government’s awry policies that have affected the tribals drastically.
Sheeldar Darji battling a foot injury at the rally at Azad Maidan. Credit: Gajanan Khergamker
Forced to stop after every 10-odd painful steps and sit down on the pavement to tie his heavily-swollen left foot with a make-shift tourniquet to tackle the agony, Pawra tribal Sheeldar Darji from Jalgaon made it to Azad Maidan with a familiar lot of tribals from a neighbouring village.
“He is unable to walk but insisted on coming with us. He walked till here all the way from Thane despite the pain,” says another Pawra tribal youth who sat with him at Azad Maidan hearing Lok Sangharsh Morcha’s general secretary Pratibha Shinde.
“This government will have to compensate us for the losses we suffer,” said Shinde at the rally followed by claps from among the tribal audience.
The drought, declared after ground verification and on the basis of indicators like rainfall deficit, reservoir storage, groundwater index and soil moisture, has wreaked havoc on the tribals. But, what makes things worse is that in the absence of their names on the 7/12 extracts and official land ownership titles, they do not stand a chance of availing any relief that may come through from the government either.
So, Ambikabai Barela of Chopda Taluka, Jalgaon district, even left behind four of her children and an ailing mother-in-law in the care of a neighbour and walked all the way to Azad Maidan with her youngest eight-month-old daughter Sonakshi to seek a solution to her own problem. “The drought has been so bad this year that the produce is affected badly. We may not be able to produce any jowar in our fields,” she says. And, what makes things worse is that even she doesn’t have her name featuring in the 7/12 extract, which disqualifies her from any benefits that may accrue by way of doles offered by the Centre or state.
Ambikabai, like hundreds of new mothers, sat peppered across Azad Maidan hearing the Morcha’s spokespersons speak to the rally about a meeting with the CM.
It may be recalled that Fadnavis had to swiftly recall his decision about declaring a drought after a visit by a team from the Union government owing to overwhelming public pressure. And that, is not being taken kindly by the tribals affected adversely by the state policies which clearly favour sugarcane and cotton lobbies.
The state government has been encouraging the use of tube wells to pump out ground water particularly for water-guzzling crops such as cotton and sugarcane, thereby leaving little water for drinking and making other areas prone to drought. It’s a man-made drought like all others.
MANILA -- Senator Cynthia Villar on Thursday stressed that the rice tarrification bill would enhance the competitiveness of Filipino farmers rather than kill the local rice industry, as claimed by some progressive lawmakers and peasant groups.
Villar, the chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, is the principal sponsor of Senate Bill 1998, which replaces the quantitative import restrictions on rice with tariffs, and creates the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), or Rice Fund.
The bill, which has been certified as urgent by President Rodrigo Duterte, was approved by the bicameral conference committee on Thursday.
Even as the bicameral was still deliberating on the measure, various peasant groups, led by Bantay Bigas, together with Anakpawis party-list, was already holding a protest action at the Senate to condemn the passage of the rice tarrification bill.
They claimed that the passage of the measure would mean the avalanche of cheap imported rice in the local market, and would kill not only the local rice industry but also the livelihood of millions of local rice farmers.
In an ambush interview after the bicam hearing, Villar said it was unfortunate that farmers were being made to believe that the rice tariffication bill would not be beneficial to them.
“Kaya nga may (that is why there is) Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund because we analyzed why they (Filipino farmers) are not competitive. Based on study, kaya hindi sila competitive, mahal ang kanilang (they are not competitive because of their higher) labor cost compared to Vietnam,” she said.
Citing a study made by think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), the Nacionalista Party lawmaker said the factors adversely affecting Filipino farmers’ competitiveness are the lack of mechanization, technical know-how, financial literacy and access to cheap credit.
“So we are going to mechanize. So half, PHP 5 billion of the P10 billion will go to mechanization so that they can compete. Because that is the highest cost difference, iyong labor. And then PHP 3 billion will go to seeds. Tuturuan silang maging (They will be taught as) seed growers ng inbred seeds ng PhilRice. That will increase their harvest from 4 metric tons to 6 metric tons per hectare,” Villar said.
As provided for in the rice tarrification bill, the RCEF will have a minimum allocation of PHP10 billion a year for six years, and tariff revenues from rice imports in excess of PHP10 billion shall be appropriated by Congress based on a menu of programs in the rice tariffication law.
Under the Rice Tariffication Bill, the proposed fund will be allocated as follows: 50 percent for grants to farmers’ associations, registered rice cooperatives, and local government units in the form of rice equipment, to be implemented by the Philippine Center for Post-Harvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech); and 30 percent for the development, propagation and promotion of inbred rice seeds to rice farmers and organizations, to be implemented by the Philippine Rice Research Institution (PhilRice).
The 10 percent will be in the form of credit at preferential rates to rice farmers and cooperatives to be managed by Land Bank and the Development Bank of the Philippines; and the remaining 10 percent for extension services to teach rice farmers modern methods of farming, seed production, and farm mechanization, to be administered by PhilMech, PhilRice, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
Villar further said they have already identified 1,100 rice-producing towns that would be the priority beneficiaries of mechanization in the form of tractors, transplanters, harvesters, dryers, and rice milling equipment.
She said the provision of rice milling equipment would enable farmers’ associations and cooperatives to mill their palay into rice and empower them to directly negotiate with retailers and consumers.
“That’s common sense that if you want to get more for your product, you go direct to buyers,” Villar said.
Furthermore, Villar said the rice tarrification bill not only limits inflation, but would also lead to rice self-sufficiency in the long run.
“Yes, if we are successful in the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund,” she answered when asked on rice sufficiency.
The senator said the use of quality inbred seeds alone could increase farmers’ production by up to 50 percent, or from four metric tons per hectare to six metric tons.
Over a period of time, Villar said this would be enough to cover the country’s shortfall in production.
At present, the Philippines produces 93 percent of its rice requirement and needs to import the remaining seven percent.
“That’s 50-percent increase in productivity. We are rice-sufficient if we can do that. Of course, we cannot expect to do that in the first year, but over six years, baka makaya natin iyon na (we can attain that) we are rice sufficient,” Villar said. (PNA)