– It will take 20 years before Ukraine recovers its strength

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Ukraine is one of the world’s biggest producers of wheat, corn and sunflower oil, but production has fallen sharply since Russia’s invasion last February.

The Kyiv School of Economics predicts in a new report that production of sunflower, barley and wheat will reach similar levels by 2040, while production of maize, rye, wheat and rapeseed is only expected to reach similar levels closer to 2050. .

– This means that it may take 20 years before Ukraine recovers its strength in agriculture after the devastation caused by the Russian military offensive, he said.

In the year before the invasion, Ukraine harvested 106 million tons of grain and grain, but the country’s Ministry of Agriculture estimates that this year’s production will be around 65 million tons.

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