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The IPC has launched its advanced and user friendly website which provides updated data on production, export, quality standards, programs for development & promotion of pepper industry and other value added services, speedy browsing and easy access to technical information for the development of the International Pepper Community.
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INTERNATIONAL PEPPER COMMUNITY
Pepper price continued to be stronger at most origins, except price of black Pepper in Sarawak. In Kochi, Lampung and Sri Lanka, the price increased by around 3 to 4%; while in Sarawak decreased by 4%. On-going harvest is taking place in Sarawak, may be the main reason for the fall in price. In Vietnam, local price of black pepper increased by VND 2,000 per Kg to VND 182,000 /Kg. in the last two days. It was reported that harvest in Vietnam has completed and the output was lower compared to previous year harvest. Under this circumstances export of Pepper from Vietnam is anticipated to be lower this year.
The International Pepper Community is pleased to announce that Dr. A. Jayathilak IAS, who is the Chairman of the Spices Board of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, as the Chairman of the International Pepper Community to serve the office till November 25, 2015.
India is now holding the chairmanship of the International Pepper Community and Dr. Jayathilak assumed the office of the Chairman of IPC from Mr. Tran Kim Long, Director General of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Government of Vietnam.
During March 2015, the Price Index for black pepper decreased by 1.68 points; while for white pepper increase by 9.55 points (Table 1). The composite price of black pepper decreased marginally by 0.5% to US$ 8,959 per Mt from US$ 9,007 in February 2015, while that of white pepper increased by 3.3% from US$ 12,455 per Mt in February 2014 to US$ 12,862 in March 2015 (Table2).
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)).