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Food is Just as Vital as Oil to National Security

70% of Ukraine is a prime agricultural area. It is responsible for producing a significant portion of the world’s wheat, potatoes, corn, rye, barley, and sunflower oil. Crop shipments from Ukraine to the European Union, India, China, and other parts of Northern Africa and the Middle East are falling as Russian forces block…

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Be the Change You Wanted to See as a Young Girl

Madhulika Singh grew up in a traditional Indian community where girls choosing to study science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) subjects were as radical as them picking their own life partner. Women are said to hold up half of the sky. Singh, who is now an agriculture specialist at the International Maize and…

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Another Food Crisis?

The consequences of the Ukraine crisis are likely to last for months, if not years. If the cuts in wheat exports from Russia and Ukraine are as severe as expected, global wheat supplies will be severely limited. If fertilizer exports are drastically reduced, global markets for food sources will become tighter. This will…

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New Endeavor to Fast-track the Power of Crop Diversity for Climate Resilience

A new project is expanding the use of biodiversity held in genebanks to develop new climate-smart crop varieties for millions of small-scale farmers worldwide. The dependency of many farmers on seasonal rains for cultivation has been responsible for food shortages over the years. It is also obvious that implementation of alternative growth methods…

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Russia Ukraine Conflict and the Global Food Security

Wheat supply chains, fertilizer exports, and other food system components will be disrupted as a result of the war in Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russia. In combination with other factors, they have the potential to unleash a significant food security crisis. The confrontation between Russia and Ukraine will severely affect global…

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