Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is creating extraordinary shocks for world food prices and commodity supplies. Outside of the human suffering directly resulting from armed conflict, these shocks have reverberated far beyond Europe's borders and will continue to lead to other humanitarian crises and potential political instability around the world.
Gro Intelligence is offering to partner with humanitarian organizations on a pro bono basis to help identify current crises and tackle those yet to emerge. This goes beyond our Gro For Good efforts, which simply provide all our models and data free of charge, and extends to our team making themselves available to further explain and help navigate the unprecedented impact of this crisis.
We have put together a Russia-Ukraine resources page to track the implications for global food security on a real-time basis. We are also providing free access to our Humanitarian Food Security Risk Management Toolkit, which models the interconnected impact on commodities like wheat, vegetable oils, and fertilizer that will have far-reaching implications for importing nations, including those in Africa and the Middle East.
Given the limited access and use of real-time food, climate and economic data to connect the dots across various complex markets, these applications and models will enable NGOs, governments, and companies to have an up-to-date understanding of where the risks are, and where they can have the most impact.
The Toolkit consists of: