“Ukroliya” Asks to Limit the Export of the Promising Crop
Complications connected with export of the national grain lead to the idea to change the structure of agricultural production. Some experts think that grain could be substituted by rape, as this crop is always in demand on the world market. Yet for the time being the rape harvest in Ukraine is insignificant. Moreover, domestic oil-and-fat companies are interested in rapeseed export limitation in order to keep their production running at full capacity and then export ready rape oil. Ukraine must revise its production structure in agriculture. Such opinion was expressed by the former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma. In his opinion export support doesn’t match the whole conjecture of the world market. Ukraine could export other kinds of crops, which don’t have to compete so much. Mr. Kuchma also said that last year our country received the orders for almost 1 mln tones of rape seed and rape oil from foreign companies. However, for the time being the volumes of export and production of this crop are still minimal.
…A big popularity of rape may be explained by a higher range of possibilities of rape oil usage compared to sunflower oil. For instance it’s used for producing fuel for motor transport (biodiesel). READ MORE