Wednesday
May 11
2022

Ukraine War Fuels Food Crisis in Distant Africa

By Nelson Banya

Zimbabwean security guard Edwin Dapi was already struggling to provide for his wife and four children before a conflict 11,000 km (6,800 miles) away in Ukraine sent global prices for grains, cooking oils, fuel and fertilizer soaring.

Now his monthly pay of 18,000 Zimbabwe dollars, worth roughly $55 at the black market rate used at many informal markets, is stretched to breaking point.

At a supermarket in Mabvuku, one of the poorest neighbourhoods of the capital Harare, the 46-year-old was fretting over his family’s next meal.

Photo courtesy of Kate Holt.

Source: Reuters (link opens in a new window)

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Agriculture
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agriculture, crisis, food security, food systems, global development