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🆕 Economic and Social Impacts and Policy Implications of the War in #Ukraine 🇺🇦:

#OECD calls for well targeted support to the vulnerable as war undermines global #recovery.

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Global economic #growth will be more than 1⃣ percentage point lower this year as a result of this #conflict.

#Inflation could be at least a further 2⃣.5⃣ percentage points higher on aggregate than it would otherwise have been.

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#OECD calls for greater #EU solidarity in providing help to 🇺🇦 refugees:

Already some 3⃣ million people have fled #Ukraine with more waves of refugees expected in the weeks ahead.

This is far higher than in wake of the recent Syrian refugee crisis. 👇
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Russia's attack on #Ukraine has intensified calls for a transition away from #FossilFuels.

The war also highlights the need for #FoodSystem change. Today, we explore how #AnimalAgriculture fuels global crises by creating high levels of dependency between countries. 1/11👇
Ukraine produces large quantities of wheat, barley, rye, and #maize. Russia is the world’s top #wheat exporter.

The two countries taken together account for almost a third of the global wheat export market, @weizent reports via @CNBC. 2/11
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Maize and wheat are just two examples of crops #meat and dairy producers feed to animals.

The #livestock sector currently uses 61% of global maize and 20% of global wheat as animal fodder, according to a 2021 study about #FoodSecurity. 3/11
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#RetailInflation in May 2021 is 6.3%,Vs 4.23% in April

Core Inflation is 6.6%,Vs 5.4%
Food Inflation is 5.01% Vs 1.96%

Despite uptick,@narendramodi
govt has done very well to rein in #Inflation

Global Food Index in May is up 39.7% YoY,due to drought in many parts of the globe
#GlobalFoodIndex is measured by
#FAO Food Price Index,#FFPI,which is a measure of monthly changes in international prices of a basket of #food commodities;It consists of average of five commodity group price indices,weighted by average export shares of each group over 2014-2016
Why have #Food prices surged globally?

Argentina saw a big drought

Ukraine&Russia also suffered from drought&inclement weather

Indonesia&Malaysia,biggest producers of #PalmOil,have curbed exports,as govts in these countries have made blending of Palm Oil,with fuel,mandatory
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The manuscript on integrated #maize #root phenotypes under #drought is now available online from @PlantPhys! Before you head there, here's a little summary on what this paper is all about:

plantphysiol.org/content/early/…
But before I do that, I want to thank the other co-authors, my labmates, collaborators, advisors, funding sources and everyone else involved in this massive root phenotyping effort. None of this would have been possible without their support!
To start, what exactly is an "integrated phenotype"? Tons of awesome work has demonstrated the value of individual traits (or phenes) for performance under stressful conditions. But biology teaches us, “it’s actually more complicated than that.”
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