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FAO forecasts record wheat production in 2021

March 6, 2021

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.

  1. March 6, 2021 10:21 am

    What does “despite global warming” mean in this context?

  2. 1saveenergy permalink
    March 6, 2021 11:05 am

    OMG ! It’s worse than we thought,
    now we’ll all become obese diabetics & drown in our beds as the boiling acidic oceans engulf us.

  3. Jack Broughton permalink
    March 6, 2021 11:13 am

    It looks as though the Malthusian world-model had a similar accuracy to the modern climate models, even tho’ abacus based rather than using super-computers. GIGO, it seems, was just as applicable to the abacus as to the computer.

    As Burns said of predictions in To A Mouse;
    “Still thou art blessed compared wi me,
    The present only toucheth thee;
    But och! I backward cast my e’e on prospects drear:
    And forward, tho’ I canna see, I guess and fear!”

  4. March 6, 2021 11:54 am

    Will the “impartial” BBC and Guardian be reporting that?

  5. Joe Public permalink
    March 6, 2021 12:03 pm

    St David (“sending food to famine-ridden countries is ‘barmy’ “) Attenborough will be disappointed.

  6. cookers52 permalink
    March 6, 2021 12:48 pm

    This is a result of all the green policies and environmental protection carried out by the UN.

    That’s what we should be saying, however unfortunately the opposite is true!

  7. Harry Passfield permalink
    March 6, 2021 12:56 pm

    On Farming Today the other morning they were playing this down as the harvest would be bulked with poor quality grain because of the usual, but that it will help with the production of E10 which is being pushed more and more. (sigh)

    • NeilC permalink
      March 6, 2021 2:41 pm

      Is E10 one of those poisons?/sarc Or is it the number of countries going to be left in the EU in a couple of years.

      • It doesn't add up... permalink
        March 6, 2021 3:00 pm

        It’s what is going to put your petrol driven car on the scrapheap before its time, meanwhile increasing fuel consumption. 0

  8. NeilC permalink
    March 6, 2021 2:39 pm

    Good, more food to feed the hungry. But will they get it?

  9. fretslider permalink
    March 6, 2021 2:59 pm

    Global wheat production is expected to reach a new record

    Fantastic news made all the more enjoyable by yesterday’s Mannslaught in the media pushing his latest disappearing trick. You had the MWP vanishing trick, now marvel a the disappearing AMO.

    …the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation turns out not to actually exist. That’s the latest and definitive conclusion now from Mann and three colleagues, who write in the journal Science that the newest climate models can no longer find any evidence of a natural temperature flip in the Atlantic every few decades.

    Modelling magic.

    • It doesn't add up... permalink
      March 6, 2021 3:07 pm

      His next trick will be to find the tropospheric hotspot.

  10. March 6, 2021 3:34 pm

    Is Guterres squirming?
    Is the FAO fired yet?

  11. Chaswarnertoo permalink
    March 6, 2021 4:42 pm

    The holocene continues to provide close to ideal conditions for the human population. Disaster!

  12. March 6, 2021 4:44 pm

    Those ears of grain look like barley to me.
    So, good news!
    More beer and whisky production.

  13. Gamecock permalink
    March 8, 2021 2:08 pm

    This is reduced nutritional value grain, caused by global warming.

    Climitards reject any suggestion they are wrong. Facts don’t matter when you are saving a planet.

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