Kazakhstan to reduce wheat planted acreage by 2 Ml ha


Kazakhstan will reduce its grain plantings by another 2 Ml ha or even more, said the country’s First Vice Minister of Agriculture Kayrat Aytuganov.

The agro-industrial sector program envisages a reduction of wheat planted area by over 2 Ml ha within five years. “However, this does not imply that grain output will fall: this area has been gradually decreasing since long ago. I want to cite an example: wheat planted acreage already shrank by 2 Ml ha from 2011 till 2016 but this had no impact on the total crop. We must collect larger volumes of quality grain from smaller areas. New markets are opening for exports of exactly Kazakh produce, particularly crop products,” Aytuganov stressed.

UkrAgroConsult notes that 2016 crop plantings totaled 21.7 Ml ha. Out of this area, 15.2 Ml ha was represented by cereals, including 12.2 Ml ha of wheat.

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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