ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN — Soybean production is forecast to increase by 206,000 hectares by 2021, according to a forecast issued on July 30 by UkrAgroConsult.

The report noted a steady upward trend in soybean plantings.

The country’s total area has expanded by 58,000 hectares over the past six years to 129,000 in 2017, which compared with 71,000 hectares in 2011.

“Farmers harvested almost twice as much soybeans in 2017, 252,000 tonnes, as in 2011,” UkrAgroConsult said.