Bettina Rudloff

Bettina Rudloff is a senior associate in the EU/Europe research division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin.

The War in Ukraine Threatens Global Food Security

Russia’s war against Ukraine directly impacts agricultural markets. First of all, the conflict impedes the delivery of existing stocks and the upcoming sowing of many types of grains. Due to the occupation and destruction of major ports, exports will continue to collapse. Agricultural exports from Russia are currently still possible on the main transport route via ports on the Black... Continue Reading

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East Africa Faces a Cascade of Crises

In East Africa, particularly in the Horn of Africa, several crises are currently overlapping. For some time now, climate events such as droughts have been creating major food supply bottlenecks in addition to fueling conflict and war. These issues are being exacerbated by a locust swarm that originated in Yemen and has been growing exponentially since October 2019. One of the reasons for the... Continue Reading

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