A farmer harvests wheat on the outskirts of Jammu, India. India has recently announced a ban on wheat exports, which is likely to fuel further price increases in the global market. Photo: AP
A farmer harvests wheat on the outskirts of Jammu, India. India has recently announced a ban on wheat exports, which is likely to fuel further price increases in the global market. Photo: AP
Wandile Sihlobo
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Wandile Sihlobo

Agricultural export bans amid global food insecurities leave developing world to suffer

  • Several countries have banned commodity exports since the start of the pandemic, affecting supplies of wheat, rice, fertiliser, palm oil and more
  • Instead of harmful bans, the world must help farmers increase production and fill gaps in supplies

A farmer harvests wheat on the outskirts of Jammu, India. India has recently announced a ban on wheat exports, which is likely to fuel further price increases in the global market. Photo: AP
A farmer harvests wheat on the outskirts of Jammu, India. India has recently announced a ban on wheat exports, which is likely to fuel further price increases in the global market. Photo: AP
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