Nigeria’s grain production: FAS forecasts

Nigeria’s grain production: FAS forecasts

Nigeria’s grain production is declining FAS has analysed grain production in a number of markets. It predicts that Nigeria’s crop yields could fall in the 2024-2025 season. Reasons for the decline Analysts cite some reasons for this trend. First and foremost is the increase in production costs. Given the instability of prices, farmers in the […]

India plans to increase the government’s wheat purchases

India plans to increase the government’s wheat purchases

Indian government’s wheat purchases could have negative consequences The Indian government is planning large-scale wheat purchases to replenish government reserves. However, some analysts are questioning the viability of this strategy. According to experts, the increase in wheat purchases could negatively impact grain supplies to the country’s domestic markets. According to plans, the Indian authorities intend […]

Food oats could become a major crop in the EU

Food oats could become a major crop in the EU

Area under food oats growing in the EU Farmers in the European Union and the UK are increasingly turning their attention to food oats. Experts say the interest in this crop could lead to a reduction in wheat production. In 2023, the EU will be the world’s leading producer of oats. Production of this cereal […]

US corn overproduction: comparing the 2003-2004 and 2023-2024 seasons

US corn overproduction: comparing the 2003-2004 and 2023-2024 seasons

How US corn overproduction has changed the global market picture In 2024, global corn stocks will reach their highest level in 5 years. Moreover, growth momentum will be the best in 7 years. The high harvest and overproduction of corn in the US will play an important role. Traditionally, large US harvests have supported demand […]

China plans to increase grain reserves

China plans to increase grain reserves

China’s grain reserves as a way to reduce food dependence Food security is a priority for many countries. This is due to the volatility of crop prices on the world market. China, a significant grain consumer, plans to increase its grain reserves. The government wants to reduce the risks associated with supply disruptions and instability. […]

Camelina: benefits of a new oilseed crop

Camelina: benefits of a new oilseed crop

How camelina can boost oilseed production in Canada Global demand for oilseeds continues to grow strongly. As a result, farmers are looking for ways to increase production of the most popular oilseeds. However, Smart Earth Camelina encourages farmers to look at other crops, such as camelina. This crop can be a great alternative to canola. […]

CIMMYT unveils new heat-resistant wheat seeds

CIMMYT unveils new heat-resistant wheat seeds

Heat-resistant wheat seeds will help boost crop production in North Africa Wheat is one of the most important agricultural products on the world market. Its consumption is increasing every year. However, producers cannot always supply the required amount of grain. Heat-resistant wheat seeds bred in Mexico will help increase yields. Global warming and aggressive farming […]

Irish cereals sector faces seed shortage

Irish cereals sector faces seed shortage

Irish cereals sector adapts to new conditions The Irish cereals sector is facing a shortage of spring barley seed. Local farmers have traditionally bought the crop from EU suppliers, but there is also a crop shortage in the EU. Tim O’Donovan, head of trade body ISTA, said Irish farmers had bought seed from local and […]

Chinese scientists introduce multiple cropping for crops

Chinese scientists introduce multiple cropping for crops

China hopes multiple cropping will help boost crop yields China is introducing multiple croppings of soy and corn. Scientists hope the approach will help increase crop production in a country with limited arable land. Chongqin province is testing the technology. Here, researchers use strip cropping for various varieties of the two crops. The Ministry of […]

Coarse grain production could reach record levels

Coarse grain production could reach record levels

Coarse grain production: FAO forecasts According to the FAO, coarse grain production will reach a record level in the 2023-2024 season. The organisation published this forecast in its latest report. The global feed crop harvest will be around 1.5 billion tonnes. FAO has raised its expectations by 12 million tonnes compared to its previous analysis. […]

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