MATS Report: "Weaponization of Grain Trade increased"
Today we publish the July report on the outcome of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa”
The latest report on "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa” covers:
Kakhovska HPP and the war
Western border and EU grains production
- Grain Initiative
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).