Title: Is the Russian invasion of Ukraine a constraint or opportunity for food and energy security in Africa?

Authors: Essossinam Ali; Koffi Massèsso Adji

Addresses: Department of Economics, University of Kara, Togo ' Sustainable Solution for Africa (SSA), Lomé, Togo

Abstract: This article analyses the constraints and opportunities of Africa's food and energy security following the Russian aggression on Ukraine. The descriptive analysis of the data shows that despite the opportunities that the African continent abounds, it comes out as an indirect loser of the war in the context of globalisation. The increase in energy prices in Europe and other parts of the world will increase the prices of agricultural and manufactured products on which African countries are heavily dependent. Africa is, therefore, in the middle of the road, leading it into a trap of poverty and inequality. African decision-makers should rethink the policies of food and energy sovereignty and the diversification of sources of income to resist possible external shocks.

Keywords: war economy; economic warfare; food security; energy security; Russia; Ukraine; Africa.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGENVI.2023.136291

International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 2023 Vol.22 No.4, pp.418 - 426

Received: 27 Jun 2022
Accepted: 30 Mar 2023

Published online: 26 Jan 2024 *

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