United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, problem of global Food security cannot be resolved without the restoration of Ukrainian agricultural production and the production of food and fertilizers in Ukraine world market.
Russia invasion of Ukraine in February has added to flip in financial Markets, send commodity prices higher And it affects logistics, potentially derailing the economy recovery from COVID-19 in Many countries Including Nigeria.
Our analysis indicates that the war in Ukraine makes things worse, puts them in their place in 3D motion is a devastating crisis global food, energy and financial systems for developing countries” Guterres told reporters during his first visit to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. on Wednesday.
“There is no right true solution for problem of global Food security without fetch back Agricultural Production of Ukraine and production of food and fertilizers of Russia and Belarus to world Despite the war.
Guterres said he was determined to make it easier dialogue to help achieve those goals.
He said the United Nations called for An additional $351 million as part of Total $1.1 billion for humanitarian response plan for Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari said that the continent was concerned This interest on Russia and Ukraine can compete out Other cases.
Nigeria had to buy emergency supplies of Canadian potash in Apr After a file could not be imported key Fertilizer from Russia because of the effect of Western sanctions head of The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) said.
Last month, the Russian International Monetary Fund said invasion of Ukraine sent another “huge negative shock” to sub-Saharan Africa, driving up food and energy prices higher and placement of the most vulnerable groups people at risk of hunger.
The extra pressure comes just as much countries They are still suffering from the protracted COVID-19 pandemic.
“we need to ensure continuous flow in Food and energies through open markets by lifting all unnecessary export restrictions, and directing surpluses and reserves to them in need and maintain a lead on To reduce food prices market Guterres said.