India wants to offer more wheat on the world market and thus help countries out of a tight spot that can no longer obtain grain from Russia or Ukraine because of the war. Until now, Indian wheat was almost exclusively destined for the domestic market.
Farmer Suraj Chauhan says: "Because of the war between Russia and Ukraine, many countries are out of wheat. But India will provide as much wheat as they need. We have a lot of wheat, it grows everywhere."
Bosnia and Herzegovina is also considering Indian wheat
India is the country with the world's second-largest wheat yield, especially in the north there are huge harvest areas.
"Before the war, we could easily store wheat here for up to six months. But now there's a war, we'll start shipping very soon," says Sachin Barode of the Indian export company Namkala World Trade.
In Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina is considering buying wheat from India. The same applies to Egypt, Iran, Nigeria and Sudan.
The countries with the largest amount of wheat exports (in 2020):
- RussiaUnited StatesCanadaFranceUkraine
The countries with the largest wheat yield (in 2020):
- ChinaIndiaRussiaUnited StatesCanada