Impacts of War in Ukraine

Lebanon looks to heirloom seeds to remedy wheat shortage

Lebanon has taken serious hits since 2019: a financial crisis, energy crisis, pandemic, and the 2020 Beirut port explosion. Now, the war in Ukraine, a country supplying 80% of Lebanon’s grain imports, has triggered a wheat shortage and a compelling need for homegrown seed. The Lebanese pound’s dramatic drop in value versus the U.S. dollar […]

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War in Ukraine slashes global supply of sunflower oil

The impacts of rising costs and shrinking supply of sunflower oil from Ukraine is causing “supply pain” across the globe as war continues there. Until three months ago, Ukraine had supplied nearly 50% of the world’s sunflower oil supply; together with Russia, that percentage reaches 75%. “Supply chains, already disrupted by Covid-19, have been further […]

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