The Washington Post | UN chief `hopeful’ of Ukraine grain deal to help food crisis

UNITED NATIONS — With global hunger levels at a new high, the United Nations chief said Wednesday he is in “intense contacts” with Russia and other key countries and is “hopeful” of an agreement to allow the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports and ensure Russian food and fertilizer have unrestricted access to global markets.

Financial Times | G7 warns of global hunger crisis unless Russia lifts Ukraine blockade

German foreign minister says alternative export routes are urgently needed as wheat price soars

CNA | Soy boon for Argentina as Ukraine war boosts prices

Russia's war on Ukraine has sent grain prices skyrocketing - a worry for consumers worldwide but potentially a boon for producers like Argentina, which hopes an influx of soybean "agridollars" will boost its faltering economy.

Euractiv | Nearly 25 million tonnes of grain stuck in Ukraine, says UN food agency

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.

Reuters | Ukraine exports 46 mln T of grain, including 132,000 T so far in May -ministry

Ukraine’s grain exports have reached 46 million tonnes so far in the 2021/22 July-June season, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday. The ministry said the volume included 132,000 tonnes exported in May. It did not give a final figure for April but had exported 763,000 tonnes through April 29.

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

Bloomberg Quint | Shortage of Ukraine Wheat Set to Push Somalia Inflation Past 10%

Somalia’s inflation is expected to surge past 10% unless the country gets good rains over the next two months to help ease pressure on food prices after losing wheat supplies from Ukraine, according to a top official at its central bank.

Arabian Business | Brazil boosts food supplies to Arab nations hit by the impact of the Russia-Ukraine crisis

Brazil’s wheat exports to the Arab nations reached $285.86 million in Q1 2022, marking a 438 percent increase compared to the same period last year

News 24 | Africa to experience sharp food price increases this month if war in Ukraine goes on – report

The Human Rights Watch predicts that food prices could go up by 17% if the war in Ukraine continues. Cameroon has urged its citizens to switch to cassava crops as a shortage of wheat is being felt. There are fears of food riots in Kenya since the last one in February calling for price reduction of food, which spread to social media.

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