Grain production in Portugal falls in 2011 due to weather conditions

22 August 2011

Porto, Portugal 22 Aug –Grain production in Portugal is this year expected to be below 180,000 tons, falling to “another all-time low,” due to a drop in the area planted and in productivity because of climate conditions, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).

“The fall in production of autumn/winter grains, which is expected to be blow 180,000 tons, can only be equated to that seen in the drought of 2005,” warned the Agricultural Projections issued by INE.

With the harvest of autumn/winter grains practically concluded, “production confirms the low forecasts throughout the campaign, with drops against 20110, which reached 25 percent for wheat, durum wheat, triticale and barley and 20 percent for oats,” said the bulletin. (macauhub)