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The Ukrainian steppes are being sown with non-traditional crops

Українські степи засівають нетрадиційними культурами
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Ukraine
Environmental Issue
Supply Yield / Stock Quantity
Oct 26, 2021
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Due to global warming, Ukrainian realities are changing. In order not to risk the harvest and not to lose profits, farmers are forced to switch to adaptive crops. Now in the Ukrainian steppes, you can find fields of sesame, chufa, artichoke, saffron, or sorghum.
Due to global warming, Ukrainian realities are changing. In order not to risk the harvest and not to lose profits, farmers are forced to switch to adaptive crops. Now in the Ukrainian steppes you can find fields of sesame, chufa, artichoke, saffron or sorghum. Global warming and climate change are forcing farmers to pay attention to non-traditional crops. Scientists are breeding drought-resistant varieties, and farmers are adapting new crops that require less moisture. Sesame, peanuts, chufa, chia, quinoa - farmers are looking at niche crops in Central Asia and America, which feel comfortable in southern Ukraine. "These species are able to withstand rainy periods or, conversely, under irrigation to form a high yield and ensure maximum economic efficiency," said Deputy Director for Research at the Institute of Irrigated Agriculture NAAS Sergei Kokovikhin. Farmers say. that there is a demand for overseas crops. Healthy and dietary chufa was liked as a substitute for coffee and ...
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