The Strategist

World leaders oppose food and fertilizer export bans

09/21/2022 - 09:49

Participants in the meeting on global food security made the decision to forgo arbitrary export restrictions on food and fertilizer.
The leaders of Spain, the United States, Germany, Colombia, Indonesia, and Nigeria, as well as the leaders of the African and European Unions, attended the summit on September 20th, reads a communiqué published on the website of the European Council.

According to the statement, "(we) must promote open markets for food, fertilizer, and agricultural goods and avoid unwarranted restrictive measures, such as export restrictions on food and fertilizer, which raise market volatility and jeopardize food security and nutrition on a global scale."

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres stated on Tuesday that it is critical to keep removing all impediments to Russian fertilizer exports, notably ammonia. According to him, there are already reports that farmers in West Africa and elsewhere are growing fewer crops due to price and fertilizer supply issues.