Ukrainian farmers have become something of folk heroes after numerous videos emerged of them using their tractors to tow away Russian tanks and other military equipment, following Ukrainian forces' battlefield victories. But in reality, the war has plunged Ukrainian agriculture into a crisis with global implications, given the country's importance to global supplies of grain and sunflower oil.
30 Sep 2021
In central Nigeria, the "breadbasket" of Africa's most populous country, many farmers are fleeing the violence in rural areas, with disastrous consequences for crops and the already high cost of food. Because of the insecurity in Benue State, Nigeria can no longer produce enough food to feed its own population.