Ukraine in global food market
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Russia'sFamine Game

Obey or Starve
Russia’s war on Ukraine destroys people’s lives and livelihoods, even far from the battlefield. Russia is turning food into a weapon of war, similar to what Russia has already done with its energy supplies. Russia’s game of toying with global hunger was launched to bargain for geopolitical advantages at high stakes.

Is This War Far Away?The Data Says The Opposite

Is This War Far Away?
The Data Says The Opposite

Before Russia’s invasion, Ukraine provided food for
400 mln people
worldwide
-50% in grain supplies
in 2022 the World Food Programme has lost
730,000 people
will face famine conditions
25%more people in the world
will experience acute food shortages
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Ukraine exports > 10% of all wheat
Source: 2021/22, USDA data
Ukraine supplies food to every 20th person on planet
Ukraine is one of top food suppliers of these countries
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Marocco – 15%
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Türkiye – 18%
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Pakistan – 46%
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Israel – 20%
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Lebanon – 80%
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Yemen – 22%
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Egypt – 26%
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Tunisia – 42%
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Ethiopia – 26%
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Libya – 44%
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Indonesia – 27%
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Bangladesh – 23%
Source: Ukraine's contribution to the total import of the countries. 2020, 2021, ITC
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Ukraine exports > 14% of all corn
Source: 2021/22, USDA data
Every 10th corn kernel in the EU is from Ukraine
Ukraine is one of top food suppliers of these countries
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Türkiye – 32%
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China – 55%
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Egypt – 26%
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EU27 – 32%
Source: Ukraine's contribution to the total import of the countries. 2020, 2021, ITC
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Ukraine exports > 47% of all sun-flower
Source: 2021/22, USDA data
Every 3rd portion of French fries in the EU is fried in Ukrainian oil
Ukraine is one of top food suppliers of these countries
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India – 75%
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China – 59%
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Iraq – 74%
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EU27 – 62%
Source: Ukraine's contribution to the total import of the countries. 2020, 2021, ITC

Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine has changed the world's food supply chains

Products that Ukraine will not be able to deliver to the world market provoke a chain reaction:
countries are increasing their food stocks
limiting food trade against the background of uncertainty
prices are rising
the risk of hunger in low-income countries is higher

Ukrainian SeaportsBlocked By Russian Agression

Ukrainian Seaports
Blocked By Russian Agression

Chornomorsk
14.6
MT per year
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Pivdennyi
12.9
MT per year
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Mykolaiv
9.7
MT per year
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Odesa
5.8
MT per year
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Other
3.59
MT per year
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Port of Olvia
2.9
MT per year
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Source: Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, 2021
Now, due to Russia’s invasion Ukraine can only export at half capacity (by land and rivers)
26.3 INSTEAD 49.49 metric tons per year
Food Mark
On August 5, 2022 three more cargo ships, loaded with about 58,000 tons of Ukrainian corn, formed a caravan of vessels and left Ukrainian Black Sea ports

According to Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov, two bulk carriers ROJEN and POLARNET departed the port of Chornomorsk for the United Kingdom and Irland, and bulk carrier NAVI STAR left the port of Odesa to the Karasu port in Turkiye, its final destination. However, their first stop is in Turkish waters, for a joint-team inspection.

Photo: Oleksandr Kubrakov / Facebook

Purposeful destructionof Ukrainian food supply

Purposeful destruction
of Ukrainian food supply

August 01, 2022

The Sierra Leone-flagged bulk carrier Razoni left the port of Odesa carrying over 26000 tons of corn and is bound for Tripoli in Lebanon following an inspection in Istambul. It is the first commercial vessel leaving Ukraine’s port by agreed humanitarian corridor in Black Sea since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. 

01/08
July 31, 2022

As a result of enemy’s targeted shelling of the house in the city of Mykolaiv the owner and CEO of “Nibulon” (one of the largest agricultural companies of Ukraine) and the Hero of Ukraine Oleksii Vadatursky together with his wife Raisa were killed.

31/07
July 26, 2022

Russian missiles hit and damaged the critical port infrastructure in the Mykolaiv region

26/07

GuardiansOf The Harvest

Guardians
Of The Harvest

«Russians occupied our village, and our fields became the front line» 

Who are they, these Ukrainian farmers, who protect the remainingsurviving fields and crops for the whole world?

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«The war has slowed down the development of the latest technologies in agriculture»

Who are they, these Ukrainian farmers, who protect the remainingsurviving fields and crops for the whole world?

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