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Ivorian cocoa arrivals seen at 1,246,000 tonnes by April 27 ABIDJAN: Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 1,246,000 tonnes by April 27, since the start of the season on October 2, exporters estimated on Monday, up from 1,130,000 tonnes in the same period of the previous season. Exporters estimated around 25,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to the West African state's two ports of Abidjan and San Pedro between April 21 and April 27, up from 15,000 tonnes during the same period last year. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Ivory Coast lifts cocoa and coffee export ban on Ecom unit ABIDJAN: Top cocoa grower Ivory Coast has reinstated the export licence of Swiss agricultural trader Ecom Agroindustrial Corp Ltd's local unit, rescinding a ban imposed in a dispute over farmer bonuses, a document from the marketing board showed.The Coffee and Cocoa Council, CCC, imposed the suspension, which also barred Ecom subsidiary ZAMACOM from participating in cocoa auctions, on Feb. 4.Several farmer cooperatives had complained to the CCC that ZAMACOM owed them premium payments for certified ...
Kenya's top grade coffee price stable at $390 per bag NAIROBI: The maximum price of Kenya's benchmark coffee grade was unchanged at $390 per bag at this week's sale, the Nairobi Coffee Exchange said.The east African nation is a fairly small producer of the beans but global roasters usually buy the crop, to blend with coffee from other producers, which offer beans with a lower quality. Grade AA sold for $232-$390 per 50 kg bag while a bag of grade AB coffee fetched $204-$316 per ...
Egypt estimates local wheat crop at 9mn tonnes CAIRO: Egypt estimates its local wheat crop at 9 million tonnes, according to a state newspaper that cited a government report, lower than the 9.5 million tonnes the Agriculture Minister had predicted.Traders surveyed in a Reuters poll estimated this year's crop at around 7 million tonnes, in line with the previous harvest. The government's estimates are consistently below those of private traders.Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer, is aiming to boost domestic production in an ...
Uganda coffee exports up 12pc yr/yr in March KAMPALA: Uganda's coffee exports in March rose by 11.9 percent year-on-year to 348,423 60-kg bags, helped by end-of-season stockpile clearance, a source at the state agency said on Friday."We're soon moving into a new season... perhaps most exporters wanted to clear out their stores so they have more room to accommodate the new crop," said a source at the state-run Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA). Harvest season is now at the tail end in central ...
Mali gives gold permits to five mining firms: government official BAMAKO: Mali has granted gold permits to five companies to operate and extract from gold mines with total reserves of 9.7 million ounces, a senior official in the ministry of mines told Reuters on Thursday.The companies given permits are Papillon Resources, Robex Resources, New Gold Mali SA, Glencar Mining and Etruscan Resources, Hassimi Sidib?, technical advisor in the ministry, said.Mali is Africa's third largest gold producer. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Iraq issues tender for at least 30,000 tonnes rice BAGHDAD: Iraq issued a tender to buy a minimum of 30,000 tonnes of rice, with long-grain supplies coming from the United States, Uruguay, Argentina, or Brazil, a trade ministry statement said on Monday. The tender is also seeking fragrant and parboiled rice from Thailand or Vietnam, the statement said. The closing date for the tender is April 20 and offers must be valid until April 24. Volumes in Iraq's rice tenders are nominal and the ...

 



 
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