The first grain shipment is en route to Djibouti weeks after a deal saw Russia allow the export of vital foods to resume via the Black Sea. But the 23,000 metric tons of wheat will bring only some relief to Africa.
13 Jul 2022
As war in Ukraine strangles global wheat supplies and extreme weather hits harvests, hardy and climate-resilient wild and ancient grains could bring greater food security.
15 May 2022
India cited threats to food security and rising prices as reasons behind the policy U-turn. Global buyers had turned to India for wheat supplies after Russia's war on Ukraine disrupted agriculture markets.
19 Mar 2022
Following independence in 1991, Ukraine's economic development was hamstrung by corruption, capital flight and a lack of reforms. Recent improvements are now being threatened by Russia's war in the country.
11 Mar 2022
Middle Eastern and North African countries rely heavily on wheat imports from Russia and Ukraine. The current war could lead to a severe food crisis in a region already under pressure.
29 Jun 2021
Stakeholders in Nigeria's food industry have committed to large-scale food fortification as a means to prevent micronutrient deficiencies in staple foods in Nigeria.