Canada Adds to Chickpea Story

PANAMA - Oct 15/16 - SNS -- Chickpea markets maintained their firm tone through the past week, helped by the belief Canada's crop is a disaster.

While that country is not a market maker, the world needed as many sources of kabuli type chickpeas as possible to bridge the gap until next year's new crop product becomes available from India and Mexico.

Only 25% of Canada's chickpea crop has been harvested so far this year. As a result, it is easy to imagine that more than half of the crop might only be suitable for livestock feed.