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Sikkim Agri minister’s exposure tour: visits almond, grape orchards in California

Notably, California produces most of the world's almonds and 100% of the United States’ commercial supply.

On the ongoing visit to the United States of America, Sikkim Minister of Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry, and Veterinary Services, Lok Nath Sharma visited the almond and grape farms in California.

Sharma shared about the inherent potential of the state with regard to organic farming and further, expressed his keen interest to know more about the huge success of almonds and grapes cultivation in California.

Notably, California produces most of the world’s almonds and 100% of the United States’ commercial supply.

Californians have been cultivating grapes for more than two centuries. At present, 99 percent of U.S. table grapes are produced in California’s warm and dry climate which is ideal for grape growing.

Meanwhile, Minister Lok Nath Sharma along with the visiting delegation member CEO SOFDA, Dr S Anbalagan, and CEO-SSOCA, Shri Sudhir Giri took details about the focused areas of technology, and irrigation practices, marketing, etc. for almonds and grapes cultivation.

First Published: 7th May, 2022 14:55 IST

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