Stevedores at Odesa ports are loading ocean-going vessels with grain as Ukraine prepares to ramp up exports well beyond the comparatively meager amounts it’s been able to ship since Russia invaded five months ago.
The executive director of the World Food Program says the global food crisis stands to get even worse in 2023 because of possible reductions in farm production due to shortages of affordable fertilizer.
The U.S. is donating billions of dollars worth of food and other humanitarian assistance to address the global food crisis, but some of the poorest regions in the world still stand on the precipice of famine.
The Biden administration will spend $282 million on domestic commodities such as wheat as part of a food aid package for Yemen and five African nations experiencing severe drought and food insecurity, USDA and the U.S. Agency for International Development said Wednesday.
Lawmakers can now turn their eyes toward next Wednesday when Joe Biden will be inaugurated as president after Donald Trump was impeached by the House for a second time. The Senate won’t take up the impeachment before Trump leaves office.
President-elect Joe Biden names former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power to run the U.S. Agency for International Development, a position Biden says will be elevated in importance under his administration.