Africa and the Middle East may be covered by a wave of food crisis

Prime Minister Italy Mario Draghi, during his speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, said that the Ukrainian crisis could affect the price hikes for raw materials and energy, which in turn could lead to food crises. In particular, the politician warned Africa and the Middle East. writes about it.

According to him, the conflict could cause instability in the functioning of global economic supply chains. At the same time, the opportunity to organize food supplies from Ukraine “collapsed due to the destruction of the war and export barriers imposed by Russia in the ports of the Black and Azov Seas,” Draghi stressed.

Ukraine ranks fourth in the list of major food suppliers to the European Union. In addition, on Russia and Ukraine accounts for more than a quarter of world grain exports.

“There is a serious risk that growth prices combined with reduced fertilizer availability will cause food crises,” Draghi concluded.

According to the Italian prime minister, African countries and the countries of the Middle East are in particular danger – they may experience periods of serious political and social instability.

As the Public News Service reported earlier, despite the initiatives of the Europeans to replace Russian gas with Angolan, the African state cannot yet replace these supplies, the Russian ambassador said in Angola Vladimir Tararov. He pointed out that the creation of infrastructure for the implementation of these deliveries will require huge investments.

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