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Europe Now: A summer look back on reporting from around the continent in 2021-22

By France24
17 July 2022   |   1:45 pm
The fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to impact global commodity markets and to represent a major threat to global food security. In a post-COVID-19 recovery already marked by market balance challenges and price surges, it brings additional instability and uncertainty. Ukrainian agriculture is directly impacted all along the supply chain, from production to trade, maintaining the pressure on the global supply of cereals and oilseeds.

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11 Aug
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8 Sep
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10 Sep
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11 Sep
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