Russia-Ukraine conflict and global food security

Explore our coverage and analysis of the Russia-Ukraine war and its impact on global food security.


Urgent action is required to mitigate effects of temperature extremes in South Asia, which threaten wheat production and human health.


CIMMYT director general urges stronger international cooperation to buffer the shock in food-insecure countries and drive a shift to resilience.


Explore our analysis of how the Russia-Ukraine war will impact global food security.

In the media

Source: The Boston Globe (28 Mar 2022)

The war in Ukraine, coupled with weather-related disruptions in the world’s major grain-producing regions, could unleash unbearable humanitarian consequences, civil unrest, and major financial losses worldwide, says Bram Govaerts.


The Russia-Ukraine conflict will cause massive disruptions to global wheat supply and food security. Agricultural research investments are the basis of resilient agri-food systems and a food-secure future.

In the media

Source: Nature (22 Mar 2022)

War highlights the fragility of the global food supply — sustained investment is needed to feed the world in a changing climate, Alison Bentley explains.

In the media

Source: Bloomberg (7 Mar 2022)

A new Bloomberg op-ed urges nations to steer more money to organizations like CIMMYT that are advancing crucial research on how to grow more resilient wheat and maize crops in regions that are becoming steadily less arable.


Crisis in Ukraine underscores the need for long-term solutions for global food security.