Famine Soon?

How war is hitting Ukraine’s farmers and threatening world food supplies. And global wheat prices have increased by more than 40% since the beginning of the year.

Euronews by Stefan Weichert • 06/05/2022

Ukraine, dubbed Europe’s breadbasket, is one of the largest exporters of corn, wheat and oats to the European Union.

Over 5.7 million Ukrainians on the Way to Western Europe

But the war is having a huge impact on the country’s farmers.

Beyond the destruction of agricultural land, Russia’s blocking of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports means grains can only be shipped out of the country by rail or road.

Prior to Russia’s invasion, Ukraine exported up to 6 million tonnes of grains a month. But, according to analysts APK-Inform, 300,000 tonnes were shipped out in March and 923,000 in April.

Roughly only about ten percent of the previous total!

A UN food official said on Friday that nearly 25 million tonnes of grains are stuck in Ukraine and unable to leave the country.

If a solution isn’t found soon, the consequences will be apocalyptic, warns Andrii Baran, who is CEO of the Ukrainian agricultural company Agroprodservice, which has more than 40,000 hectares of land.

“I think that this must be solved, and the European countries also have an interest in this,” says Baran, who warns of higher food prices and hunger.

“Otherwise, if we don’t provide all that food, they (the EU) will have a few more million refugees from Northern Africa.”

Famines, a Pale Horse as one of the Four Horsemen

New article from Sputnik 14/5/2022 Indian Govt Bans Wheat Export With ‘Immediate Effect’ as Production Falls

Or Alarabiya News 14 May, 2022 India bans wheat exports as heatwave curbs output, prices soar

Why is India’s Stock Running Out?

The demand for wheat or wheat-based products from India has increased since the beginning of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine account for over 28 percent of global wheat exports.

Against the backdrop of the Moscow’s special operation to “demilitarise and de-Nazify Ukraine”, wheat supplies in nearly 55 nations have reportedly been been hit, due to high wheat prices and a shortage of supplies in particular, leading governments to look for alternative exporters.

The projected combined global shortfall in wheat supply due to the Ukraine crisis is reportedly around 60 million tonnes.

Apart from that, in India, wheat production was adversely affected due to a sudden spike in temperatures in the second half of March in the country. Due to this, farmers have reported a 15-20 percent decline in their production yield.

In 2021-22, the country’s opening stocks were 27.3 million tonnes (mt), with the government having procured 43.3 mt from farmers.

To be followed by Millions of Refugees from the South!

This year, the opening stocks were 19 mt, and so far, the government has procured 18.5 mt of wheat, the lowest amount since 2007-08, when 11.1 mt were bought. The government has extended the procurement deadline till June.

Earlier in May, India’s Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD), said that the government had been able to procure 16 million tonnes of wheat by 2 May, nearly 30 percent less than what it had been able to buy from farmers during the same period last year.

The world would suffer by the sword, by famine, by pestilence and by captivity. Could this trigger a mass migration leading to the start of the Sword from the Global South? For more see Ezekiel 4 – 390/40 Years and A Sword from the South!

“And I will bring a sword upon you that shall avenge the quarrel of My covenant; and when ye are gathered together within your cities I will send the pestilence among you, and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy,” Leviticus 26:25

“A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee; and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them,” Ezekiel 5:11-12

~ by Joel Huan on May 14, 2022.

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