War in Ukraine brings risks and opportunities for Brazil’s poultry industry

The war between Russia and Ukraine is having a massive effect on global food production, as together the countries account for 12 percent of the calories consumed in the world, according to a recent estimate by the International Food Policy Research Institute. Moreover, strict sanctions against Russia and Belarus (which is in alliance with Moscow) have disrupted the supply of much-needed fertilizers – one of the reasons why Brazil has not wanted to confront Vladimir Putin.

Brazil depends on Russia and Belarus for almost 22 percent of its supply of nitrogenous fertilizers, and almost 42 percent of potassium-based…

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