Video Duration 24 minutes 55 seconds
Conflict raises costs for wheat, corn and other staples.
Russia’s war on Ukraine has created fears of a global food crisis.
Two countries provide one third of the world wheat and are major exporters of barley, corn and sunflower oil.
The fighting has disrupted exports, leading to record prices of staples.
Many countries in the Middle East and Africa, such as Egypt and Yemen, depend on wheat imports from Russia and Ukraine.
So do higher prices put global food security at risk?
Lecturer, presenter: Folly Bah Thibault
Patrick Mardini – Economist, Leadenhall International for Market Solutions
David Laborde Debucquet – Senior Researcher, International Food Policy Research Institute
Daragh McDowell – Geopolitical risk consultant specializing in Russia and the Caucasus