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INTERNATIONAL PEPPER COMMUNITY
The market showed a mixed response at different markets during the week. Pepper price in India continue to decrease, while in Vietnam and Sri Lanka increased. In Lampung and Sarawak the prices were stable. Local price in Bangka increased and of FOB price of Muntok white was reported stable.
25/02/2015 ED MET DR. ROHAYATI OF INDONESIA TEA BOARD Mr. WDL Gunaratne on 22nd January 2015 visited Sarongge Valley of the Pasir Sarongge Tea Garden complex to have a meeting and discussion with Dr. Rohayati, head of R&D of the Tea Research Institute and other scientists. This meeting was as a follow up of the earlier discussion at the Spice Seminar held in Bandung, Indonesia, last November 2014, whereby there was a request from the floor to have the support and expertise of IPC on the possibility of developing intercropping Pepper with Tea at the selected suitable Tea Plantations in Indonesia.
Pepper market situation in 2015 will depend largely on developments in production during the year. In the short term, the market may be slightly affected by the situation of harvesting season in India and Vietnam. Global pepper production in 2015 is estimated to be better from 2014, as production of pepper in India is reportedly better this year. Since stock brought forward from 2014 is limited, production of pepper from India in 2015 is likely adequate to meet the demand of local industry. Although average price in January 2015 was lower from average price in December 2014, the price during the year is expected not to be changed significantly.
KOCHI: Plans are afoot by the Spices Board to set up spice parks and quality testing laboratories in Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya to tap the potential of North East Indian region for spice production in a big way.
At present around 60,000 hectare in this part of the country is under spice cultivation and major spices available are King Chilly (Nagaland), Lakadong turmeric (Meghalaya), ginger, garlic, black pepper and large cardamom (Sikkim and Assam)).