Mitigating Impacts of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine on Global Food Security & Nutrition
Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is not only causing immense suffering for the Ukrainian people, it is also contributing to rising food, fuel and fertilizer prices around the world. Russia and Ukraine export around 30 percent of the world’s wheat and barley, one-fifth of its maize, and over half of its sunflower oil. The region is also a major supplier of agricultural inputs, accounting for 40 percent of exported fertilizers. The war is adversely affecting lives around the globe, particularly for communities already experiencing increased poverty, hunger and malnutrition as a result of major shocks like COVID-19, climate change and protracted conflict. The U.S. Government’s Feed the Future is driving global efforts to address this challenge by: (1) Mitigating the Global Fertilizer Shortage, (2) Increasing Investments in Agricultural Capacity and Resilience, (3) Cushioning the Macroeconomic Shock and Impact on Poor People, and (4) Sustaining High-Level Global Political Engagement. Please check out this fact sheet to learn more.