Demand for immunity-boosting spices props up overall prices

It was a roller coaster experience for agri commodities, in particular spices, in 2020. Costs of spices which were taking pictures by the roof for past a few months, have found a correction in the past fortnight and are now practically at the exact same stage as in past 12 months.

Nonetheless, the immunity-boosting attributes of certain spices these as pepper, cardamom and tea during the Covid-19 pandemic have turned out to be a blessing for improved value realisation, that too in the later on part of the 12 months, for farmers.

Prashant Bhansali, President of UPASI (United Planters’ Association of Southern India), mentioned that the plantation sector is going through several structural issues these as substantial value of output owing to enhance in wages, input charges, acute lack of workers, local climate alter and so on, and that there is a need for a focussed exploration that delivers technological

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