Wheat export economy in Ukraine

ID:

310529

Language:

EN

Document type:

Book

Description:

Ukraine is a country with well-developed agricultural traditions, where the aggregate of agro-climatic factors and the high quality of land resources favor the cultivation of cereal crops, in particular, wheat. Wheat is the most popular agricultural crop, with more than half of all Ukrainian agro-businesses being engaged in its production. Wheat accounts for 40% to 50% in the cereal crops production. Despite the quality potential of spring varieties, it is the winter wheat growing that prevails in Ukraine. The share of winter crops in the gross yield has averaged around 95.3% in the past five years. It should be noted that spring crops were virtually not sown in this country until early '90s –only 25,700 tons was gathered in 1990, making less than 0.1% of the total wheat harvest.

Publication year:

2012

Pages:

56

Job number:

AQ344

Department:

REU

Division:

REU

Country:

Ukraine

PDF:

http://www.fao.org/docrep/017/aq344e/aq344e.pdf