Russia's wheat ban hits Egypt hard

Russia's export halt means Egypt must make up shortfall of 60,000 tonnes per month.

    A major drought in Russia means Egyptians face the risk of missing their daily bread.

    Egypt, which imports around 60,000 tonnes of wheat a month from Russia, must now look elsewhere to satisfy the demand of a hungry population after Russia halted all its wheat export.

    Rather than boost its own production and run the risk of political unrest following a price hike, Egypt has traditionally subsidised the import of foreign wheat.

    Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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