The rising export trend for Indian garlic started last year. In 2016-2017 the export value of garlic increased by 92% compared to the previous year to a record high of 3.07 billion rupees (40.2 million euros). The Indian garlic export exploded thanks to its decline in China, the world’s largest producer. Garlic became the most sought-after product in India’s
AHMEDABAD: Sowing of garlic in Gujarat has reached a record high jumping by 111% above the mean sowing area of 86,000 hectares (2011-16) tilled for garlic in the state. Farmers are taking to the crop as it is less water-intensive than other crops like cumin and coriander, and also because it has been fetching better prices riding on greater consumer demand.
After China experienced a difficult season last year and the production was lower, many countries saw their chance to increase their market share. This year China came back with a large volume and is claiming its place on the world market again. These brands include the exporters in Peru. Other countries see opportunities in garlic cultivation, there are growers in Dominican Republic and
France. Stolen 10 tons of white garlic On Friday 07 of July, in the municipality of Grignan were stolen 10 tons of white garlic left by farmers on the ground to dry. The amount of damage makes more than 30 thousand euros. On the memory of the local farmers such cases did not happen before. Over the incident the
Scientists of the Kota Agriculture university have developed a cost-effective storage system of storage of garlic which costs only 1 Indian rupee ($ 0.02 US) and allows store 900 quintals of garlic in a ventilated chamber, which is divided into eight tiers. It can preserve the produce for eight months compared to the current three months. The University also provides farmers with 50% subsidy.