Wheat pro­duc­tion to fall as acreage de­clines

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China’s wheat pro­duc­tion will de­crease this year for the first time in 12 years, the re­sult of a re­duc­tion in acreage and un­fa­vor­able weather con­di­tions caused by El Nino, a gov­ern­ment re­port said.

Wheat acreage is ex­pected to reach 24.12 mil­lion hectares this year, down 20,000 hectares (1.9 mil­lion acres) year-on-year, with wheat pro­duc­tion ex­pected to reach 130.1 mil­lion met­ric tons, down about 100,000 met­ric tons from last year, ac­cord­ing to the re­port, China Agri­cul­tural Out­look 2016-25.

The re­port said me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal fac­tors as a re­sult of the strong­est El Nino in his­tory will neg­a­tively af­fect the coun­try’s grain pro­duc­tion, in­clud­ing wheat. El Nino is a cli­mate phe­nom­e­non that arises in the Pa­cific Ocean and changes weather world­wide.

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