Is a wheat crisis looming for a food scarce Middle East?

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As the world’s second-largest wheat-producing country, India had planned to export nearly 10 million tonnes of wheat to new customers in Europe, Asia and Africa in 2022-2023. Offering to help all the countries facing a food crisis, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi said, “We already have enough food for our people but our farmers seem to have made arrangements to feed the world.” But since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, food security has become a global concern as the two countries account for nearly 14% of global wheat production. As a result, Kyiv’s ports have been blocked and many grain s…

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