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  • 1. 3rd January , 2014 Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 2. Share developments in RICE and allied sectors, Promote the Concept of Knowledge Economy Dear Sir/Madam, YOUR IDEA has a great worth---JUST share it through RICE PLUS 10000+ stakeholders of rice industry read & apply various ideas and analysis written by the authors. Be the part of Rice plus authors Visit: www.ricepluss.com,www.publishpk.net mujahid.riceplus@gmail.com riceplus@irp.edu.pk Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 3. TOP Contents - Tailored for YOU Latest News Headlines…           DA to build more rice terraces in Soccsksargen Region Punjab mulls policy to address paddy straw burning issue Vietnam's rice output to dip in 2014 Cote d’Ivoire to increase rice production to address food insecurity India's Basmati rice export to Iran reaches record high Rice price won't increase due to overstocks Thailand fails to achieve rice export target Nagpur Foodgrain Prices Open-Jan 03 Ban On Importation Of Rice Relaxed BAAC can pay farmers NEWS DETAILS: DA to build more rice terraces in Soccsksargen Region BY: DANILO E. DOGUILES Friday 3rd of January 2014 See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1611388725675#sthash.x05eHLwU.dpufKORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Jan 3 (PIA) -- Starting this year, more rice terraces will be rising in different parts of Soccsksargen Region, an agriculture official here announced. Amalia Jayag-Datukan, regional executive director of the Department of Agriculture 12, disclosed in a recent regional gathering of farmers, local government officials, and other stakeholders that the agency in coordination with local government units is currently identifying areas suitable for construction of rock walls that would form the terraces.Citing the success of initial venture of establishing rice terraces Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 4. in Arakan, North Cotabato, Datukan said they are replicating the areas in Region 12. project in at least four “Atpresent, we have already received commitment from two municipal governments proponents in South Cotabato and two municipalities in Sarangani province,” she said, emphasizing further that only one location in each province will be considered, depending on the decision of the provincial governor. Sultan Kudarat LGUs have not yet identified potential location for the rice terraces. “In North Cotabato, we are also set to duplicate the rice terraces in Arakan, either in Pigcawayan or Alamada,” she said.Datukan explained the project is a brainchild of Undersecretary Dante Delima, who decided to start its implementation in Region 12, particularly in North Cotabato. The construction of rice terraces in North Cotabato began in July last year, when DA 12 hired rock wall-making experts Randy Albano and Sylvano Dumanghat from Batad, Ifugao to train AgriPinoy Rice team and local farmers on building of rice terraces.Mentioned training resulted in the transformation of an idle, rocky, steep slope in a remote sub-village in Barangay Datu Ladayon in Arakan town into a picturesque rice terraces.Since July, thirteen rice paddies have been constructed in the area, four of which have already produced palay for local farmers.According to a staff of the Regional Agriculture and Fishery Division, since the start of the project three batches of 15 farmers and agricultural technicians have already been trained in rock wall-making.Besides those coming from Soccsksargen Region, trainees also included participants from Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Davao and CARAGA regions as well as from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.During his visit to the rice terraces location in Arakan in July, Secretary Alcala noted that the rice terraces could not only be a source of income to farming communities in remote and hard-tocultivate areas but could also be a means to boost local tourism. Arakan is known for its waterfalls, caves, cold and hot springs and the 500-hectare Forest Wild Life Park in Barangay Salasang..Barangay Datu Ladayon is also being shaped as a model community for agricultural development where most of the agricultural commodities are cultivated and raised by the community in a learning farm established by Lingkod Saka Inc.Initial reports indicate that in South Cotabato, Lake Sebu and Tboli towns are interested in the establishment of rice terraces in their place.Aside from being important agricultural production areas, both municipalities are also prime eco-cultural tourism sites. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12) Punjab mulls policy to address paddy straw burning issue Press Trust of India | Chandigarh January 3, 2014 Last Updated at 18:47 IST Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the state government will soon evolve an economically viable and farmer-friendly policy to address the problem of paddy straw burning in the state. He stated this while inaugurating a two-day Stakeholders' Consultative Conference on Policy for Utilisation and Management Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 5. of paddy straw in the state here. Badal said the state has an abundant stock of biomass, especially of paddy straw, which can be optimally used for producing power in the state. It will not only protect environment from pollution hazards but will also ensure remunerative returns to farmers on paddy straw by ensuring its optimum utilisation for power generation as a renewable source of non-conventional energy, he added."A farmer friendly-policy should be formulated for an effective management and disposal of paddy waste in a productive manner to benefit farmers who are now left with no other option but to burn the paddy straw recklessly, which not only poses a major health hazard due to environment pollution but also results in the loss of soil fertility," Badal said. Stating that the paddy straw burning issue is a national problem, the Chief Minister said he would soon take up the matter with the Prime Minister and the Union Ministers of New & Renewable Energy and Environment & Forests to bail out the state by sanctioning a project to deal with this problem. He categorically said that the state alone could not cope up with this problem, adding that the Union government should come forward to the rescue of Punjab government so that this problem could be tackled on top priority in an efficacious and resultoriented manner. Likewise, he also desired that he would soon take up the issue of enhancing quantity of blending ethanol produced from biomass in petrol from existing content of 5 per cent to at least 10 per cent. The Chief Minister said the state government could not merely resort to punitive and legal options while tackling the situation arising out of paddy straw burning, rather it would have to come out with concrete and sustainable solution keeping in view the interests of all stakeholders. Vietnam's rice output to dip in 2014 03.01.2014 Vietnam is projected to produce 43.4 million tonnes of paddy, or unhusked rice, this year, down 1.6% from 2013 as it cuts the area sown to rice in favour of other cash crops including corn, a state-run newspaper said.A lower rice output would not affect export sales of rice, which is the biggest cash earner among agricultural products for Vietnam, the world's second-largest rice export nation after India. Cote d’Ivoire to increase rice production to address food insecurity ABIDJAN (Xinhua) -- Cote d’Ivoire authorities and experts are banking on rice production to address the perennial challenge of food insecurity.Addressing the media on Sunday, Yacouba Dembele, the director general of the National Office for Development of Rice Farming (ONDR), said the country will redouble efforts to achieve sufficiency in rice production by the year 2016.“We plan to produce 1.9 million tons of rice, against 1.3 million tons in 2013 and 700,000 tons in 2010,” Dembele said.He said the country was on the right path in its quest to reduce rice imports. “Between 2012 and 2013, rice imports reduced by 30 percent,” he said.For several Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 6. months, several strategies for the development of rice farming have succeeded in Cote d’Ivoire and it is hoped the good results will help address the need for food sufficiency and end food insecurity in the country.The government, through ONDR, came up with a national strategy to develop rice farming between 2012 and 2020. Its objective is to ensure sufficient rice production across the national territory by 2016.Rice constitutes the most consumed cereals in the country, especially in the western region where it is considered as the staple food for the population.To enhance rice farming in western Cote d’Ivoire, the West Africa Development Bank (WADB) has funded several projects aimed at promoting local rice farming.According to WADB’s head of mission in Cote d’Ivoire Lossou Gale Djibom, the projects to consolidate peace and social cohesion will see a total of 3,000 hectares placed under rice farming.To achieve its objective of producing sufficient rice, Cote d’Ivoire is counting on the support of its friendly nations such as China, which is a model in rice production across the world. During his recent visit to Cote d’Ivoire, China’s Deputy Trade Minister Li Jinzao announced his country will set up in Yamoussoukro a pilot agricultural center that will specialize in rice production.Long before the visit by the deputy minister, China had already provided technical and material support worth 3 million U.S. dollars to Cote d’Ivoire’s program to improve rice production.Cote d’Ivoire produces 600,000 tons of rice every year, yet the country consumes 1.5 million tons. This forces the government to import more rice to cover the deficit.Analysts believe Cote d’Ivoire will be able to achieve its objective in rice farming, given the strong mobilization of the government and private partners. India's Basmati rice export to Iran reaches record high Economic Desk On Line: 03 January 2014 16:07 In Print: Saturday 04 January 2014 India’s agriculture and processed food exports to Iran have more than doubled both in value and quantity terms, in the last one year, mainly on account of an exceptional surge in Basmati rice exports. Consequently, this year India’s export of Basmati rice export to Iran could be highest conceivable past.In value terms, India’s Basmati rice exports to Iran increased by 137%, or nearly three folds, while in terms of quantity it increased by 77%, between April and September 2013 and 2014, data from Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) show.“This year there has been a great surge in Basmati rice exports to Iran. While the quality of rice exported from India has improved, there could be other reasons for the rise in exports. It might be the reason that the Iranian government wants to stock up their inventory of rice,” said R Sundaresan, Executive Director, All India Rice Exporters Association.After U.S. sanctions against Iran, India’ export to Iran had suffered a setback. However, with Iran being a key oil supplier to India, both countries reached a new payment mechanism in 2012. Under the method, 45% of India’ crude payments were made in rupees through UCO Bank. Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 7. The rupee resources were being used for making payments for Indian export. Thus, with Iran unable to procure food grains from other countries, India’s rice export has witnessed a surge in volume.About 85% of India’s agriculture and processed food exports to Iran are on account of Basmati rice, which was affected after the U.S. sanctions.Between April and September 2013, India’s total food exports to Iran was valued at Rs 7104 crore, against Rs 3043 crore in the same period last year, a rise of nearly 133%, according to Apeda. In terms of quantity, the amount of exports increased by almost 104% between April and September this year over the same period last year.However, India’s brisk export to Iran may be checked by the recent deal of six major countries (U.S., France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia) and Iran to ease Iran’s nuclear plans in lieu of temporary relief over sanctions. (Source: business-standard.com) Rice price won't increase due to overstocks The Ministry of Trade and Industry has relaxed the ban on importation of rice through the country’s borders.The decision was taken after the Ministry considered a petition received from Ghana-Ivory Coast Rice Importers to enable them clear the commodity.A statement signed by Nana Akrasi Sarpong, Acting Director of Communication and Public Affairs at the Ministry and copied to Ghana News Agency on Thursday said, the lifting of the ban would assist importers who have made financial commitments or advance payment for rice from their suppliers abroad.The statement said in view of this, a stakeholders meeting between officials of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Rice Importers and officials from the Ministry have been schedule for Tuesday, January 7.It said the meeting is expected to comprehensively review the importation of rice through the Ivory Coast border and assess whether the importers pay the requisite duties or not.The Ministry therefore implore officials of GRA to ensure that, the required taxes are paid to enable the Government realise the needed revenue for national development. Thailand fails to achieve rice export By Digital ContentBANGKOK, Jan 2 – Thailand's Commerce Ministry has projected this year’s rice exports at no less than eight million tonnes despite a failure to achieve the export target at 8-8.5 million tonnes last year. Surasak Riangkrul, director general of the Foreign Trade Department, said the department will penetrate present and new markets especially in South Africa, Russia and several more potential countries and hoped to achieve rice export growth of 19.8 per cent, or a total value of US$4.8 billion, this year.The Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874 target
  • 8. department will propose a new rice marketing plan to the next government before pushing forward with rice sales in the global market.He admitted lower-than-projected rice exports between January and December 16 when 6.4 million tonnes were shipped out to foreign buyers, at a value of $4.208 billion or an average $657 per tonne.The total export volume was short of the projected 8-8.5 billion tonnes owing to the high price of Thai rice compared to competitors and fierce competition in the global market, he said. (MCOT online news) Nagpur Foodgrain Prices Open-Jan 03 Fri Jan 3, 2014 3:06pm IST Nagpur, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Gram prices in Nagpur Agriculture Produce and Marketing Committee (APMC) declined further on poor buying support from local millers amid high moisture content arrival. Downward trend on NCDEX and fresh fall in Madhya Pradesh gram prices also pulled down gram prices here, according to sources. * * * * FOODGRAINS & PULSES GRAM * Gram varieties ruled steady in open market on subdued demand from local traders amid ample stock in ready position. TUAR * Tuar recovered in open market here on renewed demand from local traders amid weak overseas supply. * Moong mogar bold firmed up in open market on good demand from local traders amid thin supply from producing regions. * In Akola, Tuar - 4,300-4,450, Tuar dal - 6,700-6,700, Udid at 4,800-5,100, Udid Mogar (clean) - 5,700-6,000, Moong - 7,000-7,300, Moong Mogar (clean) 7,900-8,100, Gram - 2,800-3,000, Gram Super best bold - 4,000-4,200 for 100 kg. * Wheat, rice and other commodities remained steady in open market in thin trading activity, according to sources. Nagpur foodgrains APMC auction/open-market prices in rupees for 100 kg Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 9. FOODGRAINS Available prices Previous close Gram Auction 2,500-2,630 2,510-2,690 Gram Pink Auction n.a. 2,100-2,600 Tuar Auction n.a. 3,800-4,050 Moong Auction n.a. 4,400-4,600 Udid Auction n.a. 4,300-4,500 Masoor Auction n.a. 2,600-2,800 Gram Super Best Bold 3,850-4,250 3,850-4,250 Gram Super Best n.a. Gram Medium Best 3,600-3,800 3,600-3,800 Gram Dal Medium n.a. n.a. Gram Mill Quality 3,100-3,300 3,100-3,300 Desi gram Raw 2,800-2,900 2,800-2,900 Gram Filter Yellow n.a. n.a. Gram Kabuli 7,800-10,200 7,800-10,200 Gram Pink 7,700-8,100 7,700-8,100 Tuar Fataka Best 6,600-6,800 6,600-6,800 Tuar Fataka Medium 6,100-6,300 6,100-6,300 Tuar Dal Best Phod 5,900-6,100 5,900-6,100 Tuar Dal Medium phod 5,500-5,700 5,500-5,700 Tuar Gavarani 4,350-4,450 4,250-4,350 Tuar Karnataka 4,450-4,550 4,450-4,550 Tuar Black 7,000-7,100 7,000-7,100 Masoor dal best 5,300-5,400 5,300-5,400 Masoor dal medium 5,000-5,100 5,000-5,100 Masoor n.a. n.a. Moong Mogar bold 8,500-8,700 8,400-8,600 Moong Mogar Medium best 7,800-8,000 7,800-8,000 Moong dal super best 7,200-7,600 7,200-7,600 Moong dal Chilka 6,800-7,000 6,700-6,900 Moong Mill quality n.a. n.a. Moong Chamki best 6,000-7,000 6,000-6,800 Udid Mogar Super best (100 INR/KG) 6,600-7,000 6,600-7,000 Udid Mogar Medium (100 INR/KG) 5,900-6,100 5,900-6,100 Udid Dal Black (100 INR/KG) 4,700-5,000 4,700-5,000 Batri dal (100 INR/KG) 3,800-4,000 3,800-4,000 Lakhodi dal (100 INR/kg) 3,000-3,100 3,000-3,100 Watana Dal (100 INR/KG) 3,200-3,300 3,200-3,300 Watana White (100 INR/KG) 3,200-3,300 3,100-3,200 Watana Green Best (100 INR/KG) 4,000-4,400 4,000-4,400 Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 10. Wheat 308 (100 INR/KG) 1,750-1,850 1,750-1,850 Wheat Mill quality(100 INR/KG) 1,700-1,750 1,700-1,750 Wheat Filter (100 INR/KG) 1,700-1,900 1,700-1,900 Wheat Lokwan best (100 INR/KG) 2,000-2,500 2,000-2,500 Wheat Lokwan medium (100 INR/KG) 1,950-2,100 1,950-2,100 Lokwan Hath Binar (100 INR/KG) n.a. n.a. MP Sharbati Best (100 INR/KG) 3,200-3,600 3,200-3,600 MP Sharbati Medium (100 INR/KG) 2,700-2,900 2,700-2,900 Wheat 147 (100 INR/KG) 1,550-1,650 1,550-1,650 Wheat Best (100 INR/KG) 1,600-1,700 1,600-1,700 Rice BPT (100 INR/KG) 3,000-3,300 3,000-3,300 Rice Parmal (100 INR/KG) 1,800-1,850 1,800-1,850 Rice Swarna Best (100 INR/KG) 2,500-2,650 2,500-2,650 Rice Swarna Medium (100 INR/KG) 2,250-2,400 2,250-2,400 Rice HMT (100 INR/KG) 4,100-4,400 4,100-4,400 Rice HMT Shriram (100 INR/KG) 4,500-5,000 4,800-5,000 Rice Basmati best (100 INR/KG) 11,000-13,500 11,000-13,500 Rice Basmati Medium (100 INR/KG) 6,300-7,600 6,300-7,600 Rice Chinnor (100 INR/KG) 5,500-5,800 5,500-5,800 Rice Chinnor Medium (100 INR/KG) 5,100-5,300 5,100-5,300 Jowar Gavarani (100 INR/KG) 1,450-1,600 1,450-1,600 Jowar CH-5 (100 INR/KG) 1,750-1,850 1,750-1,850 WEATHER (NAGPUR) Maximum temp. 28.3 degree Celsius (82.9 degree Fahrenheit), minimum temp. 13.3 degree Celsius (55.9 degree Fahrenheit) Humidity: Highest - n.a., lowest - n.a. Rainfall : nil FORECAST: Clear sky. Maximum and Minimum temperature likely to be around 28 and 12 degree Celsius respectively. Note: n.a.--not available (For oils, transport costs are excluded from plant delivery prices, but included in market prices.) Ban On Importation Of Rice Relaxed January 3, 2014 The Ministry of Trade and Industry has relaxed the ban of importation of rice through the country’s borders.The decision was taken after the Ministry considered a petition received from Ghana-Ivory Coast Rice Importers to Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 11. enable them clear the commodity.A statement signed by Nana Akrasi Sarpong, Acting Director of Communication and Public Affairs at the Ministry said, the lifting of the ban would assist importers who have made financial commitments or advance payment for rice from their suppliers abroad.In view of this, a stakeholders meeting between officials of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Rice Importers and officials from the Ministry have been schedule for Tuesday, January 7.According to the statement, the meeting is expected to comprehensively review the importation of rice through the Ivory Coast border and assess whether the importers pay the requisite duties or not.The Ministry therefore implore officials of GRA to ensure that the required taxes are paid to enable the Government realise the needed revenue for national development. BAAC can pay farmers Published: 4 Jan 2014 :Newspaper section: Business The state-owned Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) has cash in hand totalling 16 billion baht to fund the troubled rice-pledging scheme until next Friday, says a source.For rice farmers who have yet to get paid, they must wait until the end of this month when the Finance Ministry seeks loans to the state-owned bank, the bank source said.Under the ministry's plan, the Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) is required to reinstate a plan to sell 13-billion-baht bonds, which was recently called off after failing to get a cheap coupon rate. The proceeds would be used to pay farmers who have pledged rice for the main crop.From Oct 1, when the main crop began, to Dec 18 last year, 8.4 million tonnes of paddy was pledged under the scheme. The main crop runs until Feb 28 this year.The source said the BAAC will likely receive another 10 billion baht this month to pay farmer. The amount will come from rice sales supervised by the Commerce Ministry.Several farmers who pledged paddy from the current main crop are facing late payments as funding is limited, while the bank refused to use its own liquidity to finance the programme in advance without the National Rice Policy Committee's approval to widen the 500-billion-baht outstanding spending limit. So far, the BAAC has already paid around 40 billion baht to farmers, while tens of billions of baht remains unpaid.The rice-pledging scheme, a major populist policy of the Pheu Thai-led government, has been heavily criticised for massive losses because the pledging prices is around 40-50% higher than market prices. For Advertising SPECS & RATES:Contact: Advertising Department Mujahid Ali mujahid.riceplus@gmail.com +92 321 369 2874 Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874