Russia’s war in Ukraine puts millions of people around the world at risk of increasing food insecurity, the ministry said in a written statement.
An estimated 15.7 percent of Ukraine’s crop storage facilities were affected during the conflict, the statement said, adding that Russia exacerbated a global food security crisis and contributed to significant increases in the cost of wheat.
Recalling that the UN and Turkey brokered an agreement with Russia and Ukraine to allow safe grain exports from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, the statement said, “Since August 1, the agreement has reduced global food prices and delivered more than 2.7 million metric tons to global markets. carried grain.” expression was used.
The statement also warned that this progress in global food security would be jeopardized if agricultural infrastructure in Ukraine continues to suffer from war.
Source: Dünya Gazetesi by www.dunya.com.
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