Ukraine war could trigger 20% food price hike, says UN agency

The Food and Agriculture Organization says the Russia-Ukraine conflict could lead to a 20% increase in global food and feed prices. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 12, 2022.

INTERNATIONAL food and feed prices could rise by up to 20% as a result of the conflict in Ukraine, triggering a jump in global malnourishment, the United Nations food agency said yesterday.

The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization said it is unclear whether Ukraine will be able to harvest crops if the war drags on while uncertainty also surrounds the prospects for Russian exports in the coming year, according to reports by Jordan News Agency.

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