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Buckwheat: sowing continues

June 2, 2022 10:10 AM, Der AUDITOR
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BEIJING/KYIV. Buckwheat is the noted exception in Ukraine at present since this is one of the few commodities for which a rise on sowing has been witnessed. The market, however, hardly dares to speculate on production. China has stepped up imports, which has impacted prices.

Temporary uptick in sowing

Since buckwheat is a staple food in Ukraine, the government has actively ecouraged farmers to sow. The Ministry of Agriculture estimates that sowing has been completed on 57,700 ha, which is up on the 51,300 ha sown at this time last year. Buckwheat is, in other words, one of the few agricultural commodities for which farmers have stepped up sowing. Yet, it should be noted that the total area sown ranged at 84,000 ha in 2021 and it remains to be seen in how far this figure will be topped this year. 

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