Kazakhstan preparing for planting campaign


Preparations for spring field work continue in Kazakhstan. In the coming few days, farmers in Kyzyl-Orda region are going to start sowing of wheat and then of rice.

The diversification of agricultural production is also tackled in the region. The goals include attaining high yields of rice without expanding its planted area. This practice already shows results. In Zhalagash district of the region, rice yields averaged 7.5 MT/ha in 2016.

Please note that Kazakhstan harvested 447.8 KMT of rice in net weight in 2016, or 6.1% more than in 2015.

As a reminder, the share of Kazakhstan’s overwhelming crop – wheat – will gradually shrink. Wheat plantings already decreased by 2 MMT from 2011 till 2016. The agriculture development program envisages a reduction of wheat acreage by more than 2 Ml ha within five years, reports UkrAgroConsult.

More information on crop conditions in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain & Oil" by UkrAgroConsult.

Further prospects of the Black Sea grain market in the upcoming 2017/18 season will be discussed at the XIV International Conference “Black Sea Grain: Wind of Change”, which will take place on April 5-6, 2017 in InterContinental hotel, Kiev, Ukraine.

Black Sea Grain conference is large international platform, offering high quality market analysis and networking opportunities for the global leaders of grain and oilseed industry. The event is annually attended by over 800 agribusiness representatives from more than 400 companies and 50 countries worldwide.



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