WFO asks for a rapid resolution of the conflict.
Whenever there is a conflict, people pay the highest price. In fact, conflicts have a direct negative impact on food systems, affecting people’s ability to produce, trade and access food. That is why WFO is highly concerned about the escalating violence in Ukraine and the many lives that are under threat.
We are concerned, in particular, by the economic consequences of production and trade disruption, being Ukraine one of the top 10 world producers of wheat, corn, sunflower seeds, barley, rapeseed and soybeans. Energy and inputs costs are also deeply impacted by the ongoing situation, overall affecting food security.
WFO hopes for a rapid resolution of the conflict, in the interest of all.