Legumes: Record crop expected in the Europe

Published Apr 14, 2024

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In 2023, the European Union is experiencing a record increase in legume crop cultivation, expanding to 2.754 million hectares, a 3.5% rise from the previous year, with soybeans showing a notable 10.3% increase in cultivation area. This growth, particularly significant in France, Croatia, and Germany, leads to an anticipated 12% increase in legume production, totaling 7.108 million tonnes. Despite these positive trends, the EU Commission's projections are slightly less optimistic than those of COCERAL. The Commission acknowledges the expansion as a positive development but emphasizes the need for improved consumer communication and the promotion of sustainable farming practices to address climate change effectively.
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This year, farmers in the European Union are expected to grow legume crops in larger areas than ever before. According to the EC's initial assessment, they will be a record - 2.754 million hectares, 3.5% more than a year earlier, reports Scheizer Bauer. New shocks for world grain exports The forecast data also shows that 1,098 million hectares of these areas will be in soybeans, which will correspond to a growth of 10.3% compared to the previous year and a new record. In particular, farmers in France and Croatia are likely to expand cultivation of the world's most important oilseed crop. A record area of 53,000 hectares is forecast for Germany, 8,000 hectares more than last year. Experts from Brussels, however, remained well below the forecast of the Association of Grain Traders in the EU (COCERAL), which a few days earlier estimated the area with soybeans in the union at 1.194 million hectares. In addition, the area under sweet lupine is expected to increase by 5.7% to 240,000 ...
Source: Agri
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