The war in Ukraine: yet another crisis. If alarm bells are ringing loudly and incessantly it’s because governments, civil society, activists, development organisations, and donors are signalling the negative impact of the war in Ukraine on African food systems. The domino effects of the war are manifest in substantial supply shortages, disruptions in supply chains and cargo shipments, particularly from Ukraine, one of the world’s food baskets. The greatest impact is on food commodities—wheat, maize, and sunflower products, such as cooking oil, and on fossil-fuel-based inputs such as nitrogen-based fertilisers.

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