Recently, Manage Kumar Bharti, the Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of India in Ukraine visited Chernihiv. He told that Indian business people are interested in yellow peas grown in the Chernihiv region. The ambassador announced the arrival of Indian entrepreneurs in Ukraine.
Indians consider Ukraine to be a substitute for Canada as exports from the country are expensive.
Manage Kumar Bharti says, “Every year we export half a million tons of yellow peas from Canada, but Canada is twice as far from India. Therefore, why not grow peas here in Ukraine, especially when the conditions are better than in Canada. I would advise Ukrainian farmers to pay attention to peas; it’s promising and profitable.”
Entrepreneurs from India will come to Chernihiv Region in search of partners very soon. They plan to grow and export yellow peas. If they are successful in their search for business partners, Ukrainian business people will go to India.
Ukraine is already increasing the number of pea crops. Last year a record harvest of 748 thousand tons was collected, and 310 thousand tons were exported. The main importer was India, which had a crop failure. This year, the area under pea crops has been increased from 239 thousand hectares to 388 thousand. The expected harvest in 2017 is about 1 million tons.