Is This War Far AwayThe Data Says The Opposite
Is This War Far Away?
The Data Says The Opposite
Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine has changed the world's food supply chains
Ukrainian Seaportsthe Black Sea Grain Initiative
the Black Sea Grain Initiative
“Grain from Ukraine”
Within the initiative, Ukraine distributed grain free of charge to countries in need with the support of 34 donor countries.
On June 17, Russia announced its withdrawal from the Black Sea Grain Initiative. The deal, created almost a year prior, has been crucial in stabilizing the global food supply and decreasing prices.
For months prior, Russia had been sabotaging the Initiative by delaying vessel inspections. Since January 2023, merely half of the inspections from the agreed plan have been conducted each month. And since April 29, 2023, Pivdennyi seaport, included in the deal, had been fully blocked by Russia again.
And now, with the complete halt of the deal, Russia is trying to force compliance with its demands by threatening millions of people worldwide with food shortages.
Purposeful destructionof Ukrainian food supply
of Ukrainian food supply
Since August 8, 2023, 91 ships exported 3,3 million tons of agricultural and metal products through a temporary corridor for civil shipping. At the same time, 116 vessels entered the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Pivdennyi for loading during this period of time, reported the Ministry for Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine.
In the 2023/2024 marketing year (from July 1 to October 13, 2023), Ukraine exported about 7,545 million tons of grain and leguminous crops. In addition, as of October 13, 2023, more than 52,5 million tons of new crops were harvested in Ukraine, including grain and oil crops, informed the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.
Three more bulkers with more than 127 thousand tons of agricultural products and iron ore have left the Ukrainian ports of Chornomorsk and Pivdenyi. In addition, five other vessels are heading to these ports for loading, informed Oleksandr Kubrakov, Minister for Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine.
GuardiansOf The Harvest
Of The Harvest
Farmer Oleksandr Hordiienko has been sowing winter crops in the Beryslav community after partial demining and under Russian shelling.
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.
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.