Georgia: rich hazelnut harvest expected

Hazelnut harvest will exceed 50,000 tons in Georgia, the Hazelnut Growers Association has reported. More than 90% of the harvest will be exported, and the key markets will be Italy and Germany. The association noted rapid development of the sector over the past few years. If the climatic conditions and amount of pests remain stable,…



Kazakhstan: meat and milk processing increasing

“Livestock section reports sustainable growth of 4%,” Agriculture Minister Saparkhan Omarov has said. Lending and extra subsiding measures yielded results. As a result, farm animals’ population increased. Meat production grew this year by 5.8% and poultry by 15.8%. Milk and meat processing increased by 7% and by 8% correspondingly. Dairy plants and meat cutting plants…

Ukraine: sugar export down in April 2020

In April, Ukrainian producers exported 9.1 thousand tons of sugar, down 2-fold MoM (19.6 thousand tons). “At the end of March, we saw some recovery on the London Stock Exchange. As a result, the demand for Ukrainian sugar grew slightly and producers were able to supply almost 20,000 tons of sugar to the foreign markets…

Ukraine: sugar beet sown areas decrease

As of May 13, 209 thousand hectares of sugar beets were sown in Ukraine – 5% less than last year. In addition to the reduction of sown areas, the current season is characterized by unfavorable weather conditions, which, in turn, can significantly affect yields. “This year’s sowing campaign was much more difficult, because the snowless…