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Worldwide food security at RISK! India, the world’s second largest producer of WHEAT, bans all wheat exports!

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India, the world’s second largest producer of wheat, has banned all exports with immediate effect after a heatwave affected the crop.

A notice in the government gazette by the directorate of foreign trade, dated Friday, said a rise in global prices for wheat was threatening the security of India and neighbouring and vulnerable countries.

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A key aim is to control rising domestic prices. Global wheat prices have increased by more than 40% since the beginning of the year.

Before the war, Ukraine and Russia accounted for a third of global wheat and barley exports. Since Russia’s 24 February invasion, Ukraine’s ports have been blocked and civilian infrastructure and grain silos destroyed.

At the same time, India’s own wheat harvest has suffered a record-breaking heatwave that is stunting production.

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