From rising fuel and food prices to inflation and supply chain disruptions, the Russia-Ukraine war has taken its toll on Africa's economies and food systems, with varying implications for rural and urban populations across various commodity sectors. The intensification of the Ukraine-Russia conflict in February 2022 has disrupted the global supply chains of agricultural and food commodities, which had only just started recovering from COVID-19-induced shocks. With Russia and Ukraine as major global players in several agricultural and food markets, what are the impacts of the conflict on African economies? How has the Russia-Ukraine crisis affected the food and commodity supply chain? What are the ramifications for food security, equity, growth, employment, and poverty?
The AKADEMIYA2063 Ukraine Crisis webinar series will tackle the foregoing questions and equally discuss policy options for Africa's response to the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war, with in-depth analysis of the policy implications.
Session VII will address: "The Ukraine Crisis and African Economies: Opportunities and Potential for the Expansion of Regional Food Trade."