May 06, 2022

Ukraine Unable to Export Grain


Ukraine Unable to Export Grain
To harvest or not to harvest?  Pexels, Pixabay. 

The United Nations announced that 4.5 million tons of grain are stuck in Ukraine, due to Russia-induced blockages at the ports where it is being stored. During normal times, Ukraine supplies approximately one-third of the world's wheat.

Considering the dangers of the situation, Martin Frick, head of the UN's World Food Program, said that “hunger cannot be a weapon.” Matthias Berninger, a past State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Agriculture, said that Ukraine’s port blockages could result in a world food crisis in 2023.

Meanwhile, the people of Ukraine themselves need food. Learn about one way to donate here.

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