Ukraine Expected to Increase Dry Bean Production

Pulses are still considered a niche-market crop in Ukraine. Dry peas are the leading pulse product at 775,600 MT produced in 2018, followed by 71,190 MT of dry beans, 53,560 MT of garbanzos and 19,620 MT of lentils. Although dry bean production volumes are currently low in Ukraine, top-quality North American navy bean seed has been acquired by certain farming interests which means that navy bean production could develop very quickly, especially now that there is a shortage of white beans in world markets. Read more.