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Month: July 2022

Why does the world need grain to be shipped from Ukraine?

Why does the world need grain to be shipped from Ukraine?

Our correspondent Andrew Harding has been visiting frontline farms near the heavily bombarded city of Slovyansk. It’s harvest time in Ukraine’s war-torn Donbas. From his perch, Vladia Bukhansev can see the front lines just one hillside away to the north. There are traces of smoke on the horizon, and then these two Ukrainian fighter jets …

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Zimbabwe food crisis

Zimbabwe food crisis fuelled by Ukraine war and climate change

Climate change, along with pressures caused by the conflict in Ukraine, has left many nations vulnerable to food insecurity, including Zimbabwe. Maize production, which is a key staple, plummeted by 43 this year. The country is now seeking to import the crop as well as looking for alternative sources of wheat and fertilizer, usually sourced …

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