Kazakstan Lentil Boom

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Kazakstan Lentil Boom

Klause's Avatar Feb 4, 2018 | 20:21 1 http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti...-in-kazakhstan


The “lentil boom” in Kazakhstan started not so long ago. It is the last two years which witness sharp growth of Kazakh farmers’ interest in this crop.

This interest emerged for good reason. Lentil is comparatively easy to cultivate and the agroclimatic conditions in Kazakhstan suite it fine. Despite its low yields (for instance, compared with peas), lentil remains quite a profitable crop for Kazakh farmers. In fact, this is why they expand lentil planted acreage. In addition, proximity of key end markets along with weak competition just “warms up” the lentil market in Kazakhstan.

In 2016 lentils replaced the traditional peas as the country’s main pulse crop. This happened even though pea acreage increased, too. This year, lentil’s share in pulse plantings reached 73% against 22% seeded to peas.

In the last two seasons Kazakhstan managed to export over 70% of its lentil crop. Meanwhile, aggravating competition in the market of pulses, including lentil, may curb or slow down further expansion of plantings, including those in Kazakhstan, reports UkrAgroConsult.
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Feb 4, 2018 | 20:38 2 Just what we need!!! The news gets better ever day. We need to keep teaching countries, if there is any more left to teach. Reply With Quote
brs
Feb 4, 2018 | 20:53 3 They are probably seeding varieties that we developed in Canada also Reply With Quote
Klause's Avatar Feb 4, 2018 | 20:57 4
Quote Originally Posted by brs View Post
They are probably seeding varieties that we developed in Canada also
Yup.


We shipped them our varieties - whole.

The SPGA commissioned a study and paid Richard Grey $60K to "investigate" if selling them whole pulses might have a negative impact.

He concluded, basically, no.

Riiiiight.... Reply With Quote
Feb 4, 2018 | 21:40 5 Richard Gray, Mr. CWB himself. This Pulse Board is pretty bright alright. (Sarcasm to say the least). Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Feb 4, 2018 | 21:48 6 Saskpulse regional meetings all week this week....coming to a town near you Reply With Quote
Feb 4, 2018 | 21:52 7 Klause, Its hard to stop these crooked pricks. There would be no way if they want lentil seed some crook in Canada will send it. You are correct in your thinking, bottom line we need to compete on price and make our system more transparent and efficient would be a great start but I sure don't want to emulate Kazakhstan here in Canada lol Reply With Quote
Klause's Avatar Feb 4, 2018 | 21:59 8
Quote Originally Posted by bgmb View Post
Klause, Its hard to stop these crooked pricks. There would be no way if they want lentil seed some crook in Canada will send it. You are correct in your thinking, bottom line we need to compete on price and make our system more transparent and efficient would be a great start but I sure don't want to emulate Kazakhstan here in Canada lol
"crooked pricks"

LOL.

Why are they crooked? We went over to Kazakhstan, showed them how great peas and lentils are, how to incorporate them into their rotations, then we sold them seed.

They aren't crooked, they aren't doing anything wrong. They are competing. And they are winning. Reply With Quote
Feb 5, 2018 | 12:46 9 I do t think it’s the producer organizations promoting crops that are the same as ours.

It’s :
- bourgault
- seed hawk
- seed master
- Morris
- John Deere
- case etc
They want to sell more equipment and grow there businesses. It’s not just Eastern Europe, Russia etc but Africa, China, India, Argentina etc

Not just farm equipment manufactures,
- alliance grain traders
- Cargill
- Commodity funds, government agencies, hireing North American agrologists, who own farms in those regions

The technology companies, seed or fert companies
Climate,
Bayer,
Farmers Edge
Monsanto
Potash Corp
Syngenta
Etc

Etc, ect
It’s a smaller world than it used to be. Reply With Quote