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Sesame

Seed

Overview

Introduction
Sesame seed harvesting process
Quality Factors for Sesame
Major promotion board in India
Types of sesame seeds
Specifications
Packaging
Harvesting season in India
Process
Major sesame seeds producing countries in World
Major sesame seeds producing states in India
Total Export Data from Country
Minimum support price for product
Target Industry
Challenges in Industry
Scope for Growth in Industry







Product Introduction

Sesame is a flowering plant
One of the oldest oilseed crops - over 3000 years ago
Drought-tolerant and is able to grow where other crops
fail- survivor crop
Highest oil contents of any seed
Indian produce approximately 6lakh MT annually.


Sesame Harvesting process

Planting/Sowing
Thinning & Soil fertility management
cropping

90-120 days to harvest after planting

Grows to a height of 200cm

Quality Factors for sesame
Odor and flavor
Oil content
Moisture content,
Uniformity of seeds
Purity and quantity of damaged seeds

Types of Sesame Seeds which are
exported
Natural White Sesame seed
Natural Black Sesame Seed
Hulled Sesame Seed
Crushing quality sesame seed
Roasted Sesame Seed


Specifications
Specifications
Specifications
Packaging
Container Capacity: 20FCL (20 FT)
Bags: 25/50 KGS in PP bags
Marking: As per Buyers Requirements

Harvesting season of crop in India
Process for Roasted Natural /
Roasted De-hulled Sesame seeds
Pre Cleaning Hulling

Cleaning Cooling

Sorting

Roasting

Packaging


Major Sesame Seed producing
countries
As per the data available of 2012
[Source: ethopia.org]

Major Sesame seeds producing
States in India
[source: Indian Oilseeds & Produce Export Promotion Council]

Sesame Seeds Export Data from
India
[Ref: http://www.iopepc.org]

Minimum Support price of product









www.iopepc.org/oilseeds-msp.pdf
Year Price (Rs/Quintal)
2007-08 1580
2008-09 2750
2009-10 2850
2010-11 2900
2011-12 3400
2012-13 4200
2013-14 4500
2014-15 4600
Target Industry for Sesame seeds

Edible oil
Biscuit and bakery industry
Tahini industry
Halva industry
Pharmaceutical ingredients

Challenges in the Industry

High postharvest loss
Price fluctuation /Price volatility
Risk of default (both sides-exporter and buyer)
Low Negotiation capacity of exporters
High transaction cost






Scope for Growth in Industry
To target more and new countries
To target new industries
Adopting new technologies which can minimize the cost
and improve efficiency
Regular monitoring and checking on quality supply to be
Competitive in international market.


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