Collateral Damage: War in Ukraine Endangers Food Security in Africa

Leal Filho, W., Platje, J.J., Eustachio, J.H.P.P., & Hunt, J. ORCID: (2023). Collateral Damage: War in Ukraine Endangers Food Security in Africa. In: SDGs in the European Region. Eds. Leal Filho, W., Dinis, M.A.P., Moggi, S., Price, E., & Hope, A., pp. 1-8 Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-91261-1 10.1007/978-3-030-91261-1_105-1.

Full text not available from this repository.


With an area of 603,000 square kilometres, Ukraine is the largest state whose borders lie entirely in Europe. On 24 February 2022, Russia launched a major attack on Ukraine. An end to the hostilities is not yet in sight. This war is having primarily direct consequences to Europe, but global supply chains are also being affected. One of these is the trade of food, more specifically, the export of grains. Almost 30% of global wheat exports have so far come from Ukraine and Russia. As supply shocks lead to significant price increases in global food markets, the reduction or loss of export volumes due to the war in Ukraine and trade restrictions with Russia is already having negative consequences for the food security of many countries in Africa. This chapter describes the problem and its implications and suggests some measures that may be deployed to mitigate the impacts, as well as discuss the problem in the context of the SDGs.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food insecurity, Grain production, War, Ukraine, Russia, Africa
Research Programs: Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Sustainable Service Systems (S3)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 22 May 2023 14:53
Last Modified: 22 May 2023 14:53

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item