‘Living’ on the edge: How Ukraine war deepened Egypt’s food crisis (TRT World)
TRT World (Turkey) published an article about how Cairo is struggling to meet wheat demand in a country that consumes more than double the global average. Egypt’s supply is down due to the disruption in Russia and Ukraine (the breadbasket of the world). Senior research fellows Joseph Glauber and David Laborde say “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will further disrupt global markets, will have negative consequences for global agriculture grain supplies in the short term, and by disrupting natural gas and fertilizer markets, have negative impacts for producers as they enter a new planting season. This could push up already-high food price inflation and seriously affect low-income net-food importing countries” since Africa and the Middle East rely primarily on Russia and Ukraine for maize, barley, wheat, and sunflower oil.