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17 June 2022 5 min reading

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FAO and WFP warn of looming widespread food crisis

Conflict, weather extremes, economic shocks, the lingering impacts of COVID-19, and the ripple effects from the war in Ukraine push millions of people in countries across the world into poverty and hunger – as food and fuel price spikes drive nations closer to instability says new hunger hotspots report.

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08 June 2022 3 min reading

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Food protectionism on the rise

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has severely affected food production, sending prices soaring worldwide. It has also triggered protectionism of food products in many countries. After India, major EU food exporting nations such as Hungary have halted the export of certain crops. “We have about 22 countries now with 41 export restrictions or prohibitions on food,” said Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the head of the World Trade Organisation.

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24 May 2022 2 min reading

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Brazil cuts import tax on wheat

The Brazilian government cut import tariffs for several categories of goods, focusing on food staples in an attempt to reduce consumer inflation. Import tariffs on beef, chicken, corn, wheat flour, wheat, cookies and bakery products were eliminated through the end of the year.

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22 April 2022 2 min reading

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FAO calls for import financing facility for poorer nations at G20 meeting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is calling for a global Food Import Financing Facility (FIFF) to help poorer countries deal with surging prices as a result of the war in Ukraine.

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19 April 2022 2 min reading

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Ukraine declares sowing campaign

Amid the Russian invasion, Ukraine declared sowing campaign. Ukrainian authorities forecast that 70% of the arable land will be cultivated.

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