In the first quarter of 2022, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine added fresh disruptions to long-term supply chain problems. Between drought concerns and port blockades, global grain markets are set for an expensive year. Meanwhile, ongoing stewardship and sourcing goals continue to steer conversations. Highlights from the leading voices in food and agriculture production include:

  • Water drove discussions of stewardship practices, particularly around World Water Day.
  • Drought led concerns about weather ahead of planting season
  • Fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine upset international trade and drove up food prices.
Top Ten Topics Q1 2022