Informist, Monday, Aug 8, 2022
NEW DELHI – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has revised its production estimate downwards for masur in 2022-23 (Aug-Jul) to 2.46 mln tn, 16.3% lower than last month’s forecast, due to a likely decrease in sowing area, it said in a report for July.
Canada’s farm agency projected acreage of masur in 2022-23 at 1.75 mln ha, 8.2% lower than the previous month’s outlook.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is a Canadian government agency responsible for policies governing the production, processing, and marketing of all farm, food, and agri-based products.
Similarly, output of dry peas is pegged lower at 3.30 mln tn in 2022-23 from 3.50 mln tn projected in June, as producers across the country are likely to decrease the sowing area.
Acreage of dry peas in 2022-23 is estimated at 1.36 mln ha, 16.9% lower than last month’s outlook, the report said.
Production of dry beans is also seen decreasing 12.3% at 285,000 mln tn in 2022-23, while that of chana is predicted to rise 1.8% to 112,000 mln tn due to improved yields, according to the report. End
Reported by Puja Das
Edited by Sushmita Mukherjee
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