The Daily Economic News reported on May 19 that Ukrainian Minister of Agricultural Policy and Food Solisky said on May 18 local time, while participating in an international conference by video, that Ukraine’s grain production is likely to drop by 50% this year and the sowing of overwintering crops will be seriously affected. The international community should be prepared for an increase in the price of wheat from the current $430 to $700 per ton.
India’s Directorate General of Foreign Trade issued a notice stating that the ban on wheat exports will be implemented immediately. The notice also said that in order to safeguard food security needs, countries that have requested and received authorized permission from the Indian government will be able to continue to receive wheat exports from India. India is the world’s second largest wheat producer. According to the Hindustan Times on 10 March, India’s total wheat exports reached a record high of 7.85 million tons in the fiscal year 2021-2022, which ended in March, a 275% increase from the previous year.
The Communist Party’s CCTV reported on May 8 that the country’s 492 million mu of spring sowing was completed, more than half of the intended area, and that the Central Rural Work Conference was held in Beijing from Dec. 23 to 24, 2013. The meeting also proposed to ensure food security and adhere to the red line of 1.8 billion mu of arable land, lip service: to adhere to 1.8 billion mu of arable land, the national spring sowing 492 million mu, more than half of it? So, how many billion mu of arable land is there now?
Food producing and exporting countries due to the environment caused by a large area of reduced production, the Communist Party of China has no way to import food, food shortages will certainly occur in the near future on a large scale.