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Sunflower seeds: Ukraine to leave a big gap

March 16, 2022 at 12:06 PM , Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA/KYIV. Suppliers in Ukraine are desperately trying to keep agri-food production and the supply chain up and running in areas less affected by military operations as APK-Inform reports. China is, meanwhile, eager to fill the gap in Europe. Coceral anticipates a decline in EU production.

Sowing will continue

In an interview with news agency RBC Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged that sowing has to be stepped up an continue throughout the country as far as possible because people need food to live on. Attention is mainly on buckwheat and peas, which will be harvested in summer and help to provide the population with essential food. Military operations have, however, put a potential stop to sunflower seed sowing in at least nine administrative districts as local media report. Even if a ceasefire should be agreed soon it will be difficult for

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