Bakers in Nigeria might go on strike again to protest rising cost of operations.
If China progressively increases production and becomes a consistent net exporter of maize, South Africa would have to explore markets elsewhere.
A new study finds that by 2030, less than one-third of the world’s major crop harvests will go directly to feed people.
Grain and fertilizer shortages, higher shipping costs and a strong dollar are all pushing food prices up and increasing hunger in dozens of vulnerable countries.
The sourcing of wheat has factored into the political and strategic decisions and security of many countries.
Wheat and bread play a central role for food security and political stability in Sudan.
Ukraine and Russia account for around 12% of the global market in food calories.
Viewed from Cairo, the war in Ukraine poses an existential threat to something Egyptians can’t do without: abundant, cheap bread.
Ukraine was becoming increasingly linked with the global economy. Russia’s invasion puts its progress at risk.
Egypt is already feeling the impact of the war, which has led to recent cancellation of tenders due to lack of offers, in particular from Ukraine and Russia.
Wheat accounts for about 20% of human calorie consumption, and Russia and Ukraine are both major exporters. The war could hit household food supplies in countries as far apart as Egypt and Indonesia.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine will have global impacts far beyond the region directly involved in the fighting. Food prices will increase, and the effects will be felt by the most vulnerable.
In the short term, the war is causing energy prices to soar and prompting fears of famine in some countries. In the long term, it could remake the modern global supply chain.
Everything from food to metals are facing major upheaval.
Every agricultural role-player is keeping an eye on the developments in the Black Sea region.
Australia is one of the world’s top exporters of grain. Producing it at lower emissions is crucial for global climate action.
People with conditions such as celiac disease must follow a gluten-free diet to manage symptoms and health. But avoiding gluten is difficult, costly and linked to nutrition issues and quality of life.
A dietitian breaks down everything you need to know about this viral meat substitute.
Wholegrains provide us with important protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals.
What ancient crop genomes can tell us about our history.