While more than 80 different countries produce wheat around the world, the majority of global wheat production comes from just a handful of countries,
Russia and Ukraine together account for 30% of world exports of wheat and corn, and 63% of sunflower seeds. There is already a shortage of three million tons of these grains this year.
Wars and conflicts have pushed more than 139 million people in 24 countries into acute food insecurity; extreme weather events 23 million people in eight countries, while economic shocks have enormously affected 30 million people in 21 countries.
FAO pointed out that 115 million USD dollars are urgently needed to prevent further deterioration of the food insecurity situation in Ukraine Coverage Exclusive By Mario Lubetkin, Assistant Director-General at FAO ROME – Two months after the start of the war, on 24 February, the data on the substantial increase in the cost of food...