MAJOR flooding in southern Ukraine has raised fears that meals costs will rise even greater as wheat and corn prices shoot up.
Grain storage websites have flooded, destroying provides destined for the West, and Ukrainian farmers have warned that this 12 months’s harvest is now underneath menace.
Water from the reservoir of the large Nova Kakhovka dam, which might have been used for irrigating crops, gushed out when it was destroyed.
Ukraine is among the world’s largest exporters of wheat, corn and sunflower oil.
This has been a significant driver of meals inflation within the UK and meals shortages in some nations, equivalent to Egypt.
Ukraine’s agriculture ministry has stated that the Kakhovka reservoir supplied water to 1.4 million acres of farmland, which produce £1.19billion price of meals yearly.
On Wednesday it predicted that fields in southern Ukraine might “turn into deserts as early as subsequent 12 months”.