Coronavirus lockdowns in India and Kenya are threatening global tea supplies, with traders racing to secure stocks.
Import and export are concentrated, and black tea is the main variety.
At present, more than 50 countries and regions in the world grow tea, but the growing areas are concentrated in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Chand said the food demand was set to rise with increase in population and the technology innovation would be a key driver to achieve the desired production.
Since at least the early ’80s, the world has been getting greener. Satellite data show plants cover more and more land every year. That’s happening even as deforestation increases in the tropics.
Adverse climatic conditions and water shortage coupled with a static growing area are set to knock India off its No. 1 perch in cotton production worldwide.
China does not allow imports of the Indian meat due to fears over foot-and-mouth disease, but that hasn’t stopped smugglers getting into the country via neighbouring nations
A 12-member delegation of China Engineering Corporation and Henan D.R. Construction Group has shown interest in investing in the agriculture and housing sectors in Punjab.