UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization forecasts record global wheat production in 2021 – Despite global warming
FAO forecasts record wheat production in 2021
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By Paul Homewood
“Despite global warming”:
ROME, ITALY — Global wheat production is expected to reach a new record of 780 million tonnes in 2021, according to a preliminary forecast issued March 4 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The record forecast reflects an anticipated rebound in production in the European Union that is expected to more than offset weather-impacted production prospects for output in the Russian Federation.
The preliminary forecast for 2021 was issued along with the FAO’s Food Price Index, which the agency said rose for the ninth consecutive month in February.
In addition to its record forecast for global wheat production in 2021, the FAO said it’s expecting a new and higher estimate for world cereal production in 2020, now seen at 2.76 billion tonnes, a 1.9% increase from the previous year, lifted by higher-than-expected outturns reported for maize in West Africa, for rice in India, and wheat harvests in the European Union, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation.