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Blocked Russian fertilizer to be shipped to stave off global food insecurity: UN

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  A breakthrough has been made on hundreds of thousands of tonnes of Russian made fertilizer blocked in European ports vital to averting a global food insecurity crisis next year a senior United Nations official said on Friday Nearly 11 2 million tons of essential food items have been shipped from three Ukrainian ports since Turkey Ukraine Russia and the United Nations signed the Black Sea Grain Initiative on July 22 The agreement aims to guarantee food supplies to world markets amid the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine However 300 000 tons of Russian fertilizer are still stranded in various European ports according to the secretary general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD Rebeca Grynspan Grynspan welcomed Thursday s extension of the initiative which expires Saturday by 120 days As negotiated through the UN World Food Program WFP a ship loaded with Russian fertilizer will leave the Netherlands for Malawi via Mozambique next Monday WFP is in charge of getting the fertilizer from the ports to the countries that need it Grynspan said Responding to questions about the reopening of an ammonia pipeline from Russia to the Black Sea the UNCTAD secretary general said she was optimistic that this could happen with the Russia Ukraine deal Ammonia is included in the Black Sea Grain Initiative explicitly in the Memorandum of Understanding with Russia he said adding that this meant a new deal was not necessarily necessary The goal is to ease the pain that many developing countries are feeling from the food and fertilizer energy and financial crisis we are experiencing right now he said Xinhua
Blocked Russian fertilizer to be shipped to stave off global food insecurity: UN

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– A breakthrough has been made on hundreds of thousands of tonnes of Russian-made fertilizer blocked in European ports, vital to averting a global food insecurity crisis next year, a senior United Nations official said on Friday. .

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Nearly 11.2 million tons of essential food items have been shipped from three Ukrainian ports since Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and the United Nations signed the Black Sea Grain Initiative on July 22. The agreement aims to guarantee food supplies to world markets amid the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

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However, 300,000 tons of Russian fertilizer are still stranded in various European ports, according to the secretary general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Rebeca Grynspan.

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Grynspan welcomed Thursday’s extension of the initiative, which expires Saturday, by 120 days.

As negotiated through the UN World Food Program (WFP), a ship loaded with Russian fertilizer will leave the Netherlands for Malawi, via Mozambique, next Monday.

WFP is in charge of getting the fertilizer from the ports to the countries that need it,” Grynspan said.

Responding to questions about the reopening of an ammonia pipeline from Russia to the Black Sea, the UNCTAD secretary-general said she was “optimistic that this could happen” with the Russia-Ukraine deal.

“Ammonia is included in the Black Sea Grain Initiative, explicitly, in the Memorandum of Understanding with Russia,” he said, adding that this meant a new deal was not necessarily necessary.

“The goal is to ease the pain that many developing countries are feeling from the food and fertilizer, energy and financial crisis we are experiencing right now,” he said. ■

(Xinhua)

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