Monday, 10 November 2014

Belarus and Kazakhstan update

Belarus maize harvest is almost finished with 105kha (98%) producing 789kmt giving an impressive (if not unbelievable) 7.51mt/ha.

If you want a flavour of how Belarus runs its agricultural policy then this article gives you an idea;

Belarus President lashes out at mismanagement in agricultural industry, demands 'iron discipline'

Kazakhstan harvest down this year with 17.5mmt from 14.0mha (93%) with anaverage yield of 1.25mt/ha (2013- 20.5mmt, 1.33mt/ha).

To put Kazakhstan in perspective, it is the sixth largest wheat producer in the world and in a good year can produce 27mmt of grain.