World Grain - May 2018 - 30
(in 1,000 tonnes)
using 11.031 million tonnes of wheat a year to produce 7.751
of its wheat needs, with Infofarine citing France, Germany,
Infofarine website describes the long-term consolidation of the
Romagna, 26 in Veneto and 20 in Lombardy and Marche.
after Germany and France.
Top pasta markets by volume, 2017
expected at 1.5 tonnes, 6.3% up on 2015-16, "thanks to favorable weather during summer and improved yields."
The report explains that rice cultivation is mostly located
in Northern Italy (Piemonte, Lombardia, and Veneto regions)
where water is relatively abundant and the rice crop can be
of the rice grown in Italy is Japonica, while the rest is Indica.
"Except for rough (unmilled) rice exports and domestic
seed sales, virtually all Italian rice is marketed as a wholekernel milled product," the report said.
Increasing rice imports from Cambodia, Myanmar, Guyana,
and Surinam with duty-free market access under 'Everything
Indica area and the fall "is likely to be offset by the increased
area expected for the round grain Japonica variety."
Infofarine puts the average annual production per mill in Italy at around 16,500 tonnes, which it points out is well below
73,250 tonnes, Germany at around 22,250 tonnes and Spain
tonnes and Poland around 7,250 tonnes.
of its own production.
HOSTILITY TO BIOTECH
country depends on imported biotech commodities, mainly
soybeans, as feed for its dairy and livestock industries."
³+RZHYHU WKH JHQHUDO DWWLWXGH WRZDUG JHQHWLFDOO\ HQJLneered (GE) crops remains hostile," the report noted. "The
national media debate on GE crops and plant experimentation
has made it politically unpalatable to support GE research and
That meant that "public and private research funding on
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