Russo-Ukraine conflict increases food insecurity globally

Farmers around the world are growing enough wheat to feed everyone. But wheat is becoming more and more expensive, and it isn’t growing where it’s needed.

Since Russia announced its grain export ban last week, prices have once again skyrocketed. Many countries are fearing famine and protests sparked by a lack of food. Moscow’s temporary ban on exports of wheat, barley, rye and other grains is expected to last until at least the end of June.

The current crisis has shown that countries heavily dependent on Russian and Ukrainian imports have failed to invest in their own production and rural development.


Times of Oman
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