domenica 29 maggio 2022

War In Ukraine Causes Global Food Shortage

(Giovanna Faria -
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has had economic repercussions around the world, and it’s creating a food shortage. Russia and Ukraine are both key agricultural suppliers, and the ongoing conflict has only served to highlight the fragility of the global food-supply chain when two major players are essentially taken off the market. In 2021 alone, Russia and Ukraine ranked as global export leaders for barley, corn, rapeseed, sunflower seed, and sunflower oil. Together they exported almost 30 percent of the world’s wheat supply. Russia exported 17 percent of global wheat while Ukraine accounted for 20 percent of the world’s rapeseed. (...)