Rice production in Ukraine will increase


According to the Kherson regional administration, rice plantings and yields in the region increase from year to year. This may shortly result in full self-sufficiency of Ukraine with this cereal crop.

A drastic improvement of the rice sector is expected in the region, but it will improve in line with up-to-date practices for growing this cereal, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Rice planted areas totaled 7.5 Th ha in 2016 and 7.8 Th ha in 2017. The yields equaled 5.4 MT/ha in 2016 and 5.7 MT/ha in 2017.

Import substitution is now one of the main tasks for the region. Kherson region is Ukraine’s top grower of rice.

Noteworthy is that Ukraine annually imports some 50-80 KMT of rice, mostly from Pakistan, India, Kazakhstan, Thailand and Vietnam.



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