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August 3, 2022

Ukraine Resumes Grain Shipments Amid Global Food Shortages

Ask Students: How long has it been since Ukraine was able to export food? Where in Ukraine is the grain being shipped from?

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Summary: Ukraine Grain Shipments Resume

A cargo ship carrying Ukrainian grain set sail from Odessa for the first time since Russia’s invasion more than five months ago. It followed last month’s agreement with the United Nations and Turkey to allow shipments through the Black Sea, with the deal aiming to ease a global food shortage. For a transcript, click here.

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Discussion Questions: Grain Exports and the International Economy

  1. How long has it been since Ukraine was able to export food?
  2. Where in Ukraine is the grain being shipped from? (You might want to see where this is on a map.)
  3. What products does Ukraine provide to the world?
  4. Which group and country helped negotiate the agreement?
  5. Why are many Ukrainian farmers still facing a dire situation?

Focus Questions

What does the story about Ukrainian grain say about how connected people in different parts of the world are to each other? What are the benefits of this interconnectedness? The drawbacks?

Media LiteracyDoes this segment give you a sense that there is a food crisis? What more could the producers have done to show how the crisis will have a human impact?

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