How will the war in Ukraine affect global hunger?

Share this content

March 28, 2022

A significant portion of the world's wheat, corn, barley and fertilizers are stuck in Russia and Ukraine. Experts warn that as the war continues, worldwide hunger may increase.

Twenty million people in Sudan are expected to suffer acute hunger this year, due, in part to the ongoing war in Ukraine. Food prices in the United States experienced the largest year-over-year increase in 40 years between February 2021 to February 2022.

Raj Patel is a research professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He spoke with Texas Standard about the potential, international consequences of Russia's invasion on the global food supply. Listen to the interview or read the transcript.

News category:
Media Mention