Worldwide bad news to be announced for the next agricultural food crisis
July 29, 2009
It is already predicted, but has actually starting from around the world to move messages on failed harvests and crop yields are dramatically lower. Last Sunday we reported on all the hundreds of miles of fields to cover in California, were ever green and flourishing, but now turned into endless dust plains. Elsewhere in the world is not much better.
The shelves in our supermarkets are still full - but for how long? The selection of the worldwide gloom messages shows that it is inevitable that many countries very soon with rising prices and serious food shortages to get going.
On July 15, the farmers in Bulgaria is still only 30% of their wheat harvest achieved. The final harvest is expected to be 20% lower than last seizoen.92% of the barley yield in the country is significantly less than normal, there is a decline of 16% expected.
The arable farmers in Argentina next year to 2.6 million hectares of winter wheat plants, but up 2.1 million hectares less than in the previous year, a decline of almost 40%. The drought of the yield per hectare significantly reduced. In addition, the export restrictions from the government not in the benefit.
Brazil, the third largest importer of wheat, last week bought 51,000 tonnes of U.S. wheat, more than the sum of the 6 months prior to the week preceding, and despite a government introduced import tax of 10%. Brazil's main supplier of normal wheat Argentina, but it had last season dramatically poor harvest yields. As the dollar weakens respects to the Brazilian currency, the real, U.S. wheat is suddenly a lot cheaper.
The growth of crops in Saskatchewan is still behind, which the crops are vulnerable to early frost. According to the Ministry of Agriculture has 60% of the winter grain growth behind schedule. For spring wheat is already lagging behind 75% for rape and 78% for legumes 66%.
The grain harvest in Ukraine, this year of 53.5 million tonnes (2008) to 42 a 43 million tonnes. The overall decline in wheat, maize and barley harvest, according to the Ministry of Agriculture about 20%. The president of the National Agriculture estimates that the cereal harvest, however, 35% lower than last year.
In Russia, some 3.3 million hectares of spring crops badly damaged by drought. In several regions along the Volga River and the southern Urals is the emergency. Despite the fact that the wheat land expanded by 8%, the yield is expected to decline from 63.7 million tonnes to 55 a 60 million tonnes.
There is not enough rain in India, the largest consumer of sugar in the world. The world sugar demand exceeds supply by more than 6 million tonnes. In addition, many Indian sugar farmers switched to more profitable grains industry. This provides a significant increase in world sugar prices. The Indian government is considering a ban on rice, because the weak monsoenregens the 'lifeline' of the Indians in danger has. In the northeast is 43% less rain than normal cases.
The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture expects a 32% lower wheat harvest than last year (excluding durum wheat, which is approximately the same). The barley harvest is falling just as fast: 33% min. The maize harvest is similar to last year.
Rain in England and Germany affected cereal crops in
In England, the winter crops severely affected by heavy rainfall in recent weeks. It is already the third consecutive year with poor weather for growing corn. All fields full of grain fields can not be harvested. Also in Germany over the past weeks is too much rain, that makes the barley harvest deterioration.
In short, in more countries, including major food producers for the world, many fail or harvesting crops affected by drought or excessive rainfall. In the second half of 2009, we also the beginning of a global food crisis expected.
It does not necessarily mean that we in the Netherlands immediately with large deficits have to deal, although it is quite probable. However, more and more products become scarcer and more expensive will be especially significant.
Sources: xander news