Schroders: Ukraine crisis spells 'real risk' of global food shortages

Lauren Mason
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Russia's status as a key exporter of wheat and fertiliser products means there is now a "real risk of future food shortages" as a result of the Ukraine crisis, according to the managers of Schroders' Global Resource Equities fund, who believe $30trn needs to be invested between now and 2050 to create more sustainable food and water system. In a recent update on Schroders' website, co-managers Felix Odey, Alexander Monk and Mark Lacey said many investors have been focusing on Russia's role as a key supplier of global oil and gas, but pointed out that Russia and Ukraine account for approxi...

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