Ukraine in global food market
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RussiasFamine 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 AwayThe 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
in grain supplies in 2022
-50%
the World Food Programme has lost
730,000 people
will face famine conditions
25%
more people in the world will experience acute food shortages
Food Mark
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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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Morocco – 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 Seaportscargo turnover in 2023

Ukrainian Seaports
cargo turnover in 2023

Izmail
20.2
mln tons
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Chornomorsk
11.4
mln tons
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Pivdennyi
10.1
mln tons
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Odesa
8.4
mln tons
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Reni
10
mln tons
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Ust-Dunaisk
1,7
mln tons
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Other
0
blocked
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Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority. January 2024
A temporary maritime corridor launched by the Ukrainian Navy in August, allowed Ukrainian ports to export
10 mln tons of agricultural products worldwide by the end of the year

“Grain from Ukraine”
humanitarian program

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Within the initiative, Ukraine distributed grain free of charge to countries in need with the support of 34 donor countries.
Ethiopia
90,000
tons of wheat
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Yemen
30,000
tons of wheat
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Kenya
25,000
tons of wheat
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Somalia
25,000
tons of wheat
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Source: Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Purposeful destructionof Ukrainian food supply

Purposeful destruction
of Ukrainian food supply

May 10, 2024

Over the past nine months, more than 30 million tons of Ukrainian agricultural products were exported through the Ukrainian sea corridor to 38 countries worldwide, informed the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine.

10/05
April 17, 2024

Over the past eight months, about 26 million tons of Ukrainian grain were exported through the Ukrainian sea corridor established after Russia withdrew from the Grain Initiative in July 2023, reported the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine.

17/04
March 29, 2024

Over the past seven months, about 23,1 million tons of Ukrainian agricultural products were exported through the Ukrainian sea corridor established after Russia withdrew from the Grain Initiative in July 2023. During this time, 1,140 vessels used this sea route, informed the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine.

29/03

GuardiansOf The Harvest

Guardians
Of The Harvest

“I collected 4,000 mines from a thousand hectares”. How farmers sow winter crops in the Kherson region

Farmer Oleksandr Hordiienko has been sowing winter crops in the Beryslav community after partial demining and under Russian shelling.

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If we hadn’t moved, the goats would have died from hunger

Farmer Serhii Svyrydenko from the Donetsk region evacuated 150 goats to the western part of the country. Now, he sets up in a new place and works to restore the cheese production.

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The damage to the farm is estimated at $1.5 million, but we will rebuild everything

The Naporivske farm was under Russian occupation for a month. Despite the huge losses, the farm owner feels optimistic and has already begun the reconstruction.

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