How will the Ukraine grain deal affect the global food crisis? (Washington Post)
Washington Post in an article states Russia and Ukraine agreed Friday to restart grain exports from Ukraine after a months-long blockade that fueled a growing global food crisis — but an attack on the port of Odessa on Saturday immediately cast doubt on Moscow’s commitment to the deal.
If parties uphold their sides of the bargain, restarting shipments through the Black Sea would boost Ukrainian farmers’ incomes and free up space in grain silos for the next harvest. Turkey stands to benefit as well. Senior research fellow David Laborde said, the country is a key processing center of Ukrainian and Russian grain and oilseeds. Regarding the deal itself, Laborde said, “Is it going to be a game changer in terms of global food security? As of today, I don’t think so.”