How to Avert a Food Crisis Caused by Conflict in Ukraine

The conflict in Ukraine has led to further price increases of already high energy, agricultural commodity and fertilizer prices, compounding the precarious fiscal situation of low and middle income countries who are also dealing with the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and raising serious concerns for food security, both in the short and long term. In the words of UN Secretary-General Guterres, “the war is supercharging a three-dimensional crisis – food, energy, and finance – that is pummeling some of the world’s most vulnerable people, countries and economies.”

CGIAR researchers are closely monitoring this crisis at the global and national levels, with the aim of identifying countries’ vulnerabilities and needs, and engaging with policymakers and other stakeholders on evidence based policy responses. To address differing impacts, policy responses must be adapted to the context and needs of specific countries and populations.

A CGIAR report, Seven Actions to Limit the Impact of War in Ukraine on Global Food Security, identifies short-term and long-term priority actions for global policy makers to mitigate supply and price shocks and to improve resilience to future crises. 

More insights and evidence from across CGIAR

CGIAR scientists are sharing recommendations, evidence and insight through articles and blog posts. Explore coverage from across international media and the CGIAR system below.


In the Media

Africa must remove barriers to cross-border trade to target food insecurity, warns IFPRI

African Business

IFPRI: Continuing problems in Ukraine raise concerns about next year’s crop

The Fence Post

Liquid gold: The price of cooking oil


Falling global food and fuel costs offer poor countries little relief

Washington Post

Grain shipments increase out of Ukraine, potentially helping to ease global food prices

PBS News Hour

How will the Ukraine grain deal affect the global food crisis?

Washington Post

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