Consultants from the Copa and Cogeca working teams on cereal and oilseed gathered in Brussels, with an estimated whole cereal manufacturing of 277 million tonnes within the EU-27 for the 2022 harvest. This could be 4.4% decrease than the earlier advertising 12 months (290 million tons), and three.8% under the multiannual common of 288 million tons.
The EU-27 widespread wheat space was virtually steady with 21.7 million hectares planted. Resulting from decrease yields, manufacturing is anticipated to say no to 123.4 million tons in comparison with 129.2 million tons final 12 months. Comparable manufacturing declines are anticipated for different cereals, with a sharper decline for durum wheat, which is anticipated to fall by 14.6% in comparison with 2021.
Jean-François Isambert, Chairman of the Cereals Working Celebration of Copa-Cogeca, commented, “The EU widespread wheat manufacturing dangers to be extremely affected by excessive local weather occasions in lots of areas with excessive temperatures, rain deficit or hail. We anticipate a decrease yield within the vary of -5%. In view of the danger of meals shortages in a number of importing international locations attributable to the struggle in Ukraine and meals worth inflation, it’s important that the European Fee takes these warnings significantly and anticipates wants. In some areas, we’re already nervous in regards to the delay skilled within the new fertiliser purshasing marketing campaign. Transparency and competitors should be strengthened within the EU fertiliser market. We’re additionally involved with the logistical bottlenecks affecting grain exports from Ukraine and the related dangers of market disturbances. Lastly, grain farmers want authorized certainty now as they must make selections for subsequent 12 months’s crop rotation within the weeks to come back. The Fee should swiftly resolve on flexibility measures within the CAP 2023 earlier than autumn sowing.”
Relating to the oilseed harvest, the projections are extra optimistic. Copa and Cogeca foresee a rise to 32.1 million tons, 8.5% above final 12 months and above the multiannual common of 29.8 million tons. The upper EU-27 oilseeds manufacturing outcomes from a rise in space of virtually 1 million hectares in comparison with the earlier season and a steady yield offered that the climate situations are beneficial.
Pedro Gallardo, Chairman of the Oilseeds and Protein Crops Working Celebration, declared, “Aside from the Iberian Peninsula and a few central European areas, planting situations for winter crops together with oilseed rape have been beneficial. The world of sunflower and protein crops sown in spring have been boosted following the invasion of Ukraine, +9.3% and +6% respectively. Nevertheless, these projections shouldn’t make us overlook the rising manufacturing difficulties.
Defending crops from ailments and pests is sophisticated as a result of efficient technique of safety are now not accessible. There’s a very pressing want to offer entry to varieties which are higher tailored to local weather change and proof against ailments and pests and to additionally present efficient various safety strategies.”
Supply: Copa and Cogeca