Ukraine: rapeseed output down in 2016

Rapeseed harvesting is complete in Ukraine. According to UkrAgroConsult estimates, rapeseed production is likely to be 30% lower than last year. Reduction of harvesting area due to significant winter rapeseed losses (234 thousand ha) was the main reason for production decline. Nevertheless, rapeseed average yields appeared to be higher than expected and even higher than…

Tajikistan: citizens opposing economic integration with Russia

An article “Tajikistan Mulls EEU Membership, Feels Pull of Russia” posted on EurasiaNet.org’s website notes that many Tajiks oppose economic integration with Russia Abdufattoh Ghoib, the head of Tajikistan’s Customs Service, announced on July 19, that the Tajik government was considering making an application to enter the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Ghoib’s declaration followed an…

Russia: grain supplies to Palestine to go up

Russia plans to increase grain exports to Palestine from 70 thousand tons to 250-300 thousand tons, the Russian-Palestinian intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation declared. The Palestinian party is interested in cooperation in the sphere of energy, health care, culture and agriculture. The first contract with the Palestinians for the supply of 70 thousand…

Russia: 89 million tons of grains harvested

As of August 29, Russian agrarians continued harvesting grains and pulses. Agrarians harvested grain crops throughout the general areas of 30.8 million ha (on the same date in 2015 – 25.7 million ha), or 65.3% of the planned areas (47.3 million ha). The produced volumes reached 89.3 million tons of grains, with the average yield…

Ukraine: Asian investors ready to work

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stated that the investors from the South-East Asia are willing to invest in the Ukrainian economy. The President said this at the meeting of the National Council of Reforms. “We have not only European investors. Our talks during the visits to the South-East Asia show that today the investors are…

Moldova: forecast of sunflower seed harvest down

In 2016 Moldova will decrease the harvest of sunflower seed by 30-40% compared with the previously expected indices, due to weather conditions, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry of Moldova declared. Agrarians noted that the oilseed yield dropped below 2 tons/ha, while the previously expected level totaled 3.5 tons/ha. July drought and heat became…