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Three more grain-laden vessels depart from Ukrainian ports

Ukrainian grains to feed the world again

Three more A ship carrying thousands of tons of corn has left a Ukrainian port, officials said on Friday.Almost six months ago is slowly taking shape. But getting food to the countries most in need of it poses major hurdles.

Ships bound for Ireland, Britain and Turkey follow the first grain shipments through the Black Sea since the start of the war. The transit of the ship to Lebanon earlier this week was the first under a landmark deal with Russia and Ukraine brokered by Turkey and the United Nations.

The Black Sea region has been called the world's breadbasket, with Ukraine and Russia being major global suppliers of wheat, maize, barley and sunflower oil, and some parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Subsistence on which millions of poor people depend.

While the shipment has raised hopes of easing the global food crisis, experts say much of the grain Ukraine is trying to export is not for people to eat. It is used as animal fodder. One. Also, cargo is not expected to have a significant impact on world prices of corn, wheat and soybeans for several reasons.

First of all, the threat of explosive landmines off Ukraine's Black Sea coast gave pact-based exports a slow, cautious start. there is

And while Ukraine is a major exporter of wheat to developing countries, there are also countries such as the United States and Canada with much higher production levels that affect global wheat prices. And they face the threat of drought.

"Ukraine accounts for about 10 percent of the international trade in wheat, but by production she accounts for less than 5 percent," said an agriculture and trade expert at the International Food Policy Institute. One David Laborde said Washington.

Three ships left on Friday with more than 58,000 tonnes of corn that she had been stuck in Ukrainian silos and ports and had to ship for production. Just a fraction of her 20 million tons of grain. This year's harvest space.

About 6 million tonnes of the grain trapped is wheat, but only half of it is consumed by humans, Labode said.

In Ukraine, the war is expected to reduce cereal production by 30% to 40% over the next 12 months, while other estimates put the figure at 70%.

Cereal prices peaked after the Russian invasion, and although some have fallen to pre-war levels,COVID-19 are still higher than before the pandemic. Corn prices are 70% higher than at the end of February 2020, said Jonathan Haines, senior analyst at data and analytics firm Gro Intelligence. He said wheat prices were about 60% higher than in February 2020.

One of the reasons prices remain high is the impact of drought on harvests in North America, China and elsewhere, and the rising cost of the fertilizers needed. for agriculture.

“High fertilizer prices may cause farmers to use less fertilizer. Less fertilizer use means less production. It will remain inadequate," Laborde said.

His three ships, which departed Ukraine on Friday, hope to boost exports to developing countries where many countries face the threat of food shortages and starvation. .

"Three more ships moved overnight is a very positive sign and will continue to build confidence that we are on the right track," Haynes said. "If the flow of grain from Ukraine continues to grow, it will help ease global supply constraints." Departed Chornomorsk port for Karas, Turkey. The Panamanian flagged Navi Star left the port of Odessa for Ireland with 33,000 tons of corn on board. The Maltese flagged ship Rozhen left Chornomorsk for Britain carrying more than 13,000 tons of maize, according to the United Nations.

Additionally, a joint coordination center run by Ukrainian, Russian, Turkish and UN officials overseeing an agreement signed in Istanbul last month has approved three ships and inspected ships bound for Ukraine. He added that he did. The Barbados-flagged Fulmar S is undergoing inspections in Istanbul and is on its way to the port of Chornomorsk.

This check is intended to ensure that outgoing cargo ships carry only grain, fertilizer, or provisions and no other commodities, and that incoming ships do not carry arms. I'm doing it. The Black Sea is littered with explosive mines, so the ship is accompanied by a Ukrainian pilot to ensure safe passage.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Russia late Friday in Sochi, Russia, after Turkey, which has ties to both Russia and Ukraine, helped broker a food deal two weeks before him. I was supposed to meet with Putin. The meeting follows another face-to-face meeting the two leaders had in Iran three weeks before him.

  • Sochi
  • War
  • Economy
  • Turkey
  • Agriculture
  • Ukraine
  • Russia
  • United Nations
  • Vladimir Putin
  • United Kingdom

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