The Government of Finland noted on February 22, 2023, that Finland allocated 5 million euros through the World Food Programme (WFP) to support the export of Ukrainian grain to the poorest countries in Africa.
Source: The Government of Finland
Funds are provided for the purchase of Ukrainian grain, its processing and transportation to African countries, where the food situation is the most difficult.
“Through WFP, Finland is supporting both Ukraine and the countries affected by the food crisis. Ukraine will get the income it needs and the countries suffering from grain shortage and high prices will get much-needed grain,” says the Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland Ville Skinnari.
The Finnish Government reported that thanks to the “grain initiative”, during its operation from summer 2022 to January 2023, it was possible to export more than 18 million tons of food from Ukraine, and 65% of grain and about half of corn were delivered to developing countries.
“Finland supported the implementation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative already last year by financing grain shipments from Ukraine to Somalia,” added the Government of Finland.
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