Doubts About Canadian Chickpea Crop

PANAMA - Oct 23/16 - SNS -- Canadian chickpea processors and exporters are increasingly doubtful about the quality and quantity of product which will be harvested this year.

The harvest was stalled at 25% complete during the first half of October because of wet and cold weather conditions.

This is expected to hurt the quality of the crop, with the result a higher than normal percentage may only be suitable for livestock feed. This materially affects the supply fundamentals for Canada, but any impact on price depends on events outside the country.