Ukraine warns that crops are insufficient for export due to war

Ukraine’s economic adviser Oleg Ustenko said Ukraine may not produce sufficient crops for export if the country’s agriculture is disrupted by the Russian invasion.

Ustenko added that the sowing operations of questyears were interrupted by the Russian invasion.

“Ukraine has enough grain and food reserves to survive questyear, but if the war continues . Ukraine will not be in able to do so. We export wheat to the world and there will be problems, “she explained, adding that Ukraine is the fifth largest wheat exporter in the world.

And the Ukrainian government decided two weeks ago to force traders to obtain licenses to export agricultural products, including wheat, corn and sunflower oil.

The government’s decision added that traders will also need licenses to export poultry and eggs. Ukraine is among the world’s leading producers and exporters of cereals and vegetable oils.

The world’s largest exporter of sunflower oil also said it can export over 60 million tons of wheat, including 33 million tons of corn and 23 million tons of wheat in the 2021/22 season.

Ukraine also stopped exporting many agricultural products in the face of the Russian invasion. The government has suspended exports of rye, oats, millet, buckwheat, salt, sugar, meat and livestock.

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