Iran Currency Crisis {Global Trade Issue}

Why Millions Of Tons Of imports waiting at Iran’s Ports Recent update from Iran say that 1.3 million metric tons of “essential goods” have arrived in Iranian waters but cannot be unloaded because importers have not been able to obtain hard currency from the goverment to pay foreign vendors in full. When Iran’s currency began to […]

Corporates should come forward to work directly with farmers says Priyanka Singh – Trade Promotion Council of India {TPCI}

Priyanka Singh, Director, Taj Agro, opines that corporates should lease out their land and provide better competitive rates to farmers for their products. They should also impart training to horticulturists related to modern technology techniques being employed in horticulture. This would also improve the living standards of farmers to a great extent. IBT: How have […]

Horticulture 4.0: Time to play to India’s strengths {Priyanka Singh} Trade Promotion Council of India

India should leverage its strengths in horticulture for exports through sustained efforts at value addition & market diversification, establishing farm-to-fork traceability and enabling a robust market intelligence framework. Despite ranking second globally in fruits and vegetables production, India’s share in global exports amounts to a meagre 1.7% in vegetables and 0.5% in fruits.Fruits & vegetables […]

An Immigrant’s Christmas Eve

We could have been turned away at the border. But a law enforcement officer granted my family a few days of freedom. On the night that we first came to the United States — Christmas Eve, 1979 — my mother, my brother and I were what President Trump would probably call illegal aliens. Like most […]