I’ve recently published a lengthy piece focusing on how South African agriculture – and consumers – will feel the war in Ukraine.

Here is an abstract of the essay:

“The Russia-Ukraine war has raised concerns about potential escalating global food insecurity as these countries are major exporters of grains, oilseeds, fertilizers, and crude oil. Since the war started, the prices of these commodities have risen significantly, and South Africa, interlinked in the global commodities market, is exposed to these prices increases. This article attempts to show how the conflict may affect South Africa’s agricultural sector, as well as consumers, by focusing on trade linkages of agricultural commodities and inputs prices, as well as price transmissions.”

The full article is accessible by clicking here.

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