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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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 millions tonnes per year

Results of the grain initiative

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  • Сorn 66,9%
  • Wheat 21,60%
  • Barley 4,80%
  • Other 6,70%
(sunflower oil, rapeseed, bran)
Europe
2,59
mln
metric tons
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Asia
2,08
mln
metric tons
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Africa
0,83
mln
metric tons
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Source: Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine. As of October 1.
Food Mark
Ukraine launches the humanitarian program #GrainFromUkraine to prevent hunger

Countries can buy Ukrainian agricultural products, which then will be transferred to the African countries that need the world’s help to avoid starvation. This way participants of the humanitarian program can support the Ukrainian economy amid the war and help African countries that faced food shortages.

The implementation of the #GrainFromUkraine program by the end of spring 2023 can save more than 5 million people from hunger. A first ship NORD VIND with 27 thousand tons of wheat for Ethiopia has already sailed from the port of Odesa.

Purposeful destructionof Ukrainian food supply

Purposeful destruction
of Ukrainian food supply

November 29, 2022

More than $180 million have already been collected to implement the “Grain from Ukraine” project, said Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine.

It is one of the most significant Ukrainian humanitarian initiatives at the moment. About 31 countries, the European Union, the United Nations, and the NATO alliance have officially announced their participation.

In particular, the Italian government has allocated €2 million to this project, Antonio Tajani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy reported.

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November 26, 2022

The Constituent International Summit on Food Security was held. Implementation of the “Grain from Ukraine” project was on the agenda. Its main idea is that every state or international organization participating in the “Grain from Ukraine” project will be able to buy Ukrainian grain for other states and help them avoid hunger. It will also help the Ukrainian economy. The program is already starting to work. As part of the project, the Nord Vind ship left Ukraine on November 15. 27,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat for the residents of Ethiopia are on board. – Andrii Yermak, Head of the Presidential Office

26/11
November 24, 2022

Despite the war, Ukraine sowed winter crops in 94% of its area from the forecast, the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Agrarian and Land Policy informed.

In particular, 4,4 million hectares of winter crops were sown: wheat (3,8 million hectares), barley (613,000 hectares), and rye (79,2 thousand hectares).

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GuardiansOf The Harvest

Guardians
Of The Harvest

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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Ukrainian farmers will need a long-term funding after the war

Dutchman Kees Huizinga has been running a farm in the Cherkasy region for 20 years. After the war’s outbreak, he continued to run a 15 000 hectare farm and became the voice of Ukrainian farmers in Europe.

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Each of our fields had traces of shelling and projectile remnants

To carry out the sowing campaign in 2022 we gathered volunteers in the village and searched our lands. The SES representatives then neutralized the ammunition and helped clear the fields.

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