November 21, 2011
Kazakhstan produces largest harvest in 55 years
Kazakhstan produced close to 30 million tonnes of grains, including 20 million tonnes of wheat, and this is the largest grain harvest in 55 years, according to the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
In the present harvesting campaign, agrarians produced 29.7 million tonnes of grains with the average yield of 18.5 c/ha.
In 2011, the sowing areas of all agricultural crops totalled 21.2 million ha, including grain sowing areas - 16.2 million ha, including wheat areas - 13.8 million ha.
Last year, Kazakhstan harvested 13.8 million tonnes of grains with the average yield of 9 c/ha. In 2010, the grain harvest in clean weight totalled 12.2 million tonnes.