Explanations

Explaining the Link Between the Ukraine War and the Global Food Crisis

Graham Watson

22nd July 2022

This Economist video looks at how the war in Ukraine is precipitating a global food crisis, with 800m people going to bed hungry every night.

However, on top of climate change and the pandemic, which has already reduced wheat output, the war in Ukraine has also had an effect. This clip looks at the systemic weaknesses in the global food system and the extent to which they can be overcome.

As the World Food Programme has stated, less than 10 countries account for around 90% of exports of key commodities like wheat, corn and soya beans.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to tutor2u, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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