What War in Ukraine means for World Food Supply

by Michael J. Puma and Megan Konar

This opinion piece in the New York Times looks into the ramifications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing disruption of an agricultural breadbasket of Europe. Since staple grains are the food of the World’s poorest, Bangladesh, Sudan and Yemen as well as many Middle Eastern countries will see more immediate effects as approximately 50% of their imports are from Ukraine and/or Russia. The war will also increase fuel and fertilizer prices which will impact global agricultural production.