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“Food Diplomacy” is the New “Vaccine Diplomacy” in Africa

If 2021 was the year of so-called “vaccine diplomacy” in Africa where the world’s major powers stingily distributed COVID-19 vaccines to low-income countries while preaching to their geopolitical rivals, 2022 is going to be the year of “food diplomacy.” 

The worsening war in Ukraine has severely disrupted the global wheat supply chain, prompting dangerous shortages in developing regions, especially in Africa which has long relied on imported food and fertilizer from both Russia and Ukraine. 

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