Ukraine may harvest 70% of last season's crop in 2022: Shurma
Amid full-scale war started by Russia, Ukraine should produce at least 70% of the 2021 crop, says the Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Rostyslav Shurma, Interfax reports.
"Our objective is to produce the crop close to 70% of last year's level, despite the current situation in the country," he notes.
For this purpose, a comprehensive programme for the support of planting season has been launched in Ukraine, including subsidies to farmers.
Rostyslav Shurma also added that the stocks of wheat, vegetable oil, corn and other basic products in the country's storage facilities are sufficient for a period of three to five years.
"We will definitely cover our domestic demand for food," Rostyslav Shurma adds.
Previously Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres admitted how devastating is war in Ukraine for the global supply chains, especially in agri-food products.