The U.S. and the United Nations are working to get grains and essential food moving out of closed ports in war-torn Ukraine. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and the World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley began two days of meetings at the U.N. in an effort to rectify food crises in Ukraine and across the world.
German foreign minister says alternative export routes are urgently needed as wheat price soars
Ukrainian farmers started working in their fields amid the ongoing Russian invasion of the country. The European Council accepted a decision to instruct the European Commission to support Ukraine's agriculture and food security following a meeting held on 24-25 March 2022 in Brussels.
South China Morning Post | Vietnam coffee farmers turn to avocados and durians as Ukraine war pushes up fertiliser costs
An official said despite the extra income from these additional crops, farmers are still having to cut back investment in their coffee trees Vietnam, which buys large amounts of fertiliser from Ukraine and Russia, is the world’s biggest grower of the robusta variety used in instant drinks and espressos
This blog post examines the unfolding war's impacts on the global market for vegetable oils, including additional factors affecting prices such as biofuel policies and export restrictions in the Black Sea and elsewhere.
As Russia’s war on Ukraine continues, food banks in Ukraine and across Europe are working to provide food aid for those under siege.
The United Nations has allocated $15 million to support humanitarian assistance in the North-East region of the country.
FAO | Surging food prices: FAO calls for import financing facility for poorer nations at G20 meeting
Director-General QU Dongyu addresses finance ministers and central bank governors in Washington
IFPRI | Do No Harm: Measured policy responses are key to addressing food security impacts of the Ukraine crisis
This blog post is part of a special series on the global and regional food security implications of rising food and fertilizer prices that began with the pandemic and are now exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The blog series is edited by IFPRI Senior Research Fellows Joseph Glauber and David Laborde to offer a range of perspectives and analyses on both the short- and long-term impacts
The war in Ukraine, in all its dimensions, is producing alarming cascading effects to a world economy already battered by COVID-19 and climate change, with particularly dramatic impacts on developing countries.