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Because of the war, Ukraine’s wheat crops would



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In a televised interview on Saturday, Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Oleh Ustenko said his country may not produce enough crops to reach exports. in the event that this year’s sowing campaigns are disrupted by the Russian invasion, Reuters reports.

“Ukraine has enough grain and food reserves to survive for a year, but if the war continues, we will not be able to export grain to the world and there will be problems,” he said.

It should be noted in this context that Ukraine is the fifth largest exporter of wheat worldwide.

Earlier, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Taras Dzoba said the country would have enough bread this year.

“As for the new harvest, the winter crops are really in good condition, all over the country. And despite the difficulties in the field work, Ukraine will have bread, “Dzoba said in a statement.

Ukraine is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of grain, and Ukrainian analysts have estimated that the 2022 grain crop could fall sharply due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has led to a reduction in sowing areas.

The agricultural consulting firm APK-Inform reported this week that the area sown to spring cereal crops in Ukraine by 2022 could fall by 39% to 4.7 million hectares due to Russia’s military invasion.

The country, which harvested a record 86 million tonnes of grain in 2021, planted 7.7 million hectares of spring grain last year.