Interfax news agency, Nur, Sudan, August 18 - when attending the government meeting on the same day, kalashukev, acting Minister of agriculture of Kazakhstan, said that the drought in 2021 will lead to a serious reduction in the production of food crops in Kazakhstan.
Ka said that due to abnormal soil and atmospheric drought, the growth of grain crops has deteriorated significantly this year. This situation has not only occurred in Kazakhstan, but has affected many food producing countries in the world. According to statistics from various regions, up to now, there are about 13 million hectares of crops growing well in Kazakhstan, accounting for 85% of the total grain sown area; 2.212 million hectares or 13.7% of crops are not growing well; 178300 hectares or 1.1% of crops have died.
It is reported that in 2021, the sown area of crops in Kazakhstan will be about 23 million hectares, an increase of 322000 hectares over the previous year. Among them, the sown area of grain and legumes is 15.9 million hectares; The sown area of oil crops is 3.1 million hectares; The sown area of vegetables, melons and potatoes is 473800 hectares; Cotton sown area is 109700 hectares and sugar beet sown area is 21700 hectares; The sown area of feed crops is 3.2 million hectares.
Kalashukev, acting Minister of agriculture of Kazakhstan, previously said that Kazakhstan's grain output is expected to be 15.3 million tons in 2021, lower than 2006.3 million tons in 2020 and 17.4 million tons in 2019.
Source: Economic and Commercial Department of the Embassy in the Republic of Kazakhstan