MATS Report: "Weaponization of Grain Trade. War Impacts on Ukraine’s Production and Market Shares"
Today the March report on the outcome of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa” is published.
The latest report on "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa” covers:
- Weaponisation of grain trade (continued) - war impact on Ukraine’ grain production and market shares
- Deeper study of risks for Ukrainian supply
- Quantification of effects of the war on agriculture, economy and ecology
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme “Making Agricultural Trade Sustainable” (MATS) programme (https://sustainable-agri-trade.eu/).
The role of MATS/WTI in this programme is to identify and explore “broken” Ukrainian - African food trade routes due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Starting with a food trade flow chart pre- and post-24 February 2022, it will assess, first, whether Ukrainian (or African) traders can again supply these products (Output 1). Failing that, whether the new EU-financed “Crisis Management” (or another) programme can possibly make up for lost Ukrainian agrifood exports (Output 2). It will also identify alternative exporters (if any) which might already have filled in agrifood demand in Africa (Output 3). Importantly, the Project also looks at the potential effect of these developments on competing farm production in Africa (Output 4).