The Crimean authorities are considering African countries as a promising market for agricultural products, mainly wheat. Currently, supplies are being made to Egypt, Libya, Sudan and Nigeria, Andrey Ryumshin, deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers - Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Crimea, told TASS.
"We consider the countries of the African continent as a promising destination for the sale of agricultural products, particularly wheat. In 2020, the Republic of Crimea exported crops to African countries: to Egypt - 94.6 thousand tons, Nigeria - 5.02 thousand tons, Libya - 53.03 thousand tons," said Ryumshin.
He noted that the cooperation will be mutually beneficial. We are discussing deliveries of products from a number of African countries to Crimea. "We are open to cooperation with other African countries as well," Ryumshin emphasized.
According to him, grain export in 2021 will depend on the gross harvest of crops in Crimea and the price situation in the foreign markets.
The head of the republic Sergey Aksenov in August said that farmers in Crimea threshed 1.5 million tons of grain - 48% more than in 2020. Crop yields exceeded those of the last year by 37%. More than 561 thousand hectares of crops were harvested, which is 5% more as compared to the last year.
In 2020, the agrarians of Crimea harvested 1 million tons of crops at the needs of the peninsula in 300 thousand tons. In 2019, agricultural producers of the peninsula harvested about 1.7 million tons of grain.
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Based on materials from TASS