Despite drought, Kazakhstan fully meets internal wheat demand

To date, 95% of harvest work has been completed, and grain growers have delivered about 14.3 million tonnes of wheat to the bins.

On September 21, Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin reviewed the progress of this year’s harvesting campaign at the government meeting, the press office of the Prime Minister of the Republic reported.

It was reported that world grain production was attributed to a decrease in yields. This trend is due to complex weather conditions. For example, wheat production in Canada decreased by 34.5%, in Russia – by 15% and in the USA – by 7%.

Based on the comparison of the global and domestic indicators, the officials reported that 95% of harvest work in Kazakhstan had been completed. The average yield per hectare is 9.5 quintals, and about 14.3 million tonnes of grain have been yielded.

The Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers said despite the drought that had contributed to the decrease in yields, the internal wheat demand would be fully met; moreover, there was a possibility of exporting 6.5 million tonnes.

Askar Mamin instructed that wheat be delivered to the Food Contract Corporation according to the concept of forward buying. The Prime Minister tasked the Akimats and the Ministry of Agriculture to complete the harvest work in the shortest possible time and prepare the seed stock for next year’s harvest.

23 сен 2021, 12:34

Askar Mamin

Photo source: agrosektor.kz

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