City HOPCOMS on a slow decline

Private players, policies, eat up market share. The farmer produce procured by Horticultural Producers’ Co-operative Marketing and Processing Society Ltd.(HOPCOMS) has declined from 60 tonnes a day to 40 tonnes a day in the last three to four years. Jayaprakash, Marketing Head of HOPCOMS said that out of 270 outlets in the city, only 100 […]

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Fake Flowers Steal The Show, Farmers’ Profits

Floriculture farmers face losses, as cheaper alternatives are gradually replacing natural flowers. By Jagriti Parakh Plastic products have dramatically altered commercial floriculture. Large scale use of plastic flowers, especially for decorative purposes in occasions like weddings, has lowered the demand for natural ones, forcing farmers to give up flower farming. Imports of artificial flowers from […]

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Coffee Plantations in Threat

Introduction of silver oak in coffee plantation in Western Ghats may be a threat, predict scientists. Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018: For many years the coffee planters in Western Ghats near Bengaluru have planted exotic silver oak (Grevillea robusta) whose pole-like trunk is used as a support for the coffee plants, to help boost incomes. People […]

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