Impact of COVID-19 on banana exports

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The impact of COVID-19 has put the world to a standstill and almost every sector has taken a severe dent disrupting day-to-day operation and efficiency. With its impact felt in almost every core businesses area, most businesses are struggling to cope with its spiral effects. The COVD-19 virus has also hit the banana farmers of India, particularly Tamil Nadu, as importing countries such as Iran suffers due to a nation-wide lock down. The price of a tonne of banana has come down considerably following COVID-19 and national lock down thereafter. The price has definitely come to the point where anything below the base price will be non-remunerative for thousands of farmers across the state. Many companies that are export-based have to wind down their operation due to the lock down…
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Is Cavendish Banana the solution to the world’s banana problem?

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When India was termed a ‘banana republic’ once by a prominent leader, he was not completely wrong, at least practically, as India accounts for a third-of the largest production of bananas, and is the second largest republic of the world. China, of course, the largest republic in the world, as its name implies, is the second largest producer of bananas. Ecuador, the South American country, though grows less, is the largest exporter of Bananas, and has been a republic too since the last four decades. The growing concern of the spread of a fungus named Tropical Race 4 (TR4) has spread panic amongst the banana growers in all the three republics, especially in South America. This development is viewed as a threat to the cultivation of bananas, Cavendish Banana in…
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Ministry of AYUSH mentions Coconut oil to boost immunity for COVID-19

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As COVID-19 is continuing to play havoc on the lives of millions of people across the globe, the world has been struggling to find either a cure or vaccine for the Novel Coronavirus. As the number of deaths owing to Coronavirus is on the rise, the number of people getting admitted to hospitals and special Corona healthcare facilities is alarmingly increasing. This drastic increase in the number of Corona cases is often attributed to the lack of immunity level in the body, besides other medical factors. The Ministry of AYUSH in its guidelines has advised public to take one table teaspoon of sesame or coconut oil in the mouth. Further, it should not be swallowed or drunk, but swished in the mouth for 2 to 3 minutes and spitted it…
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