Why farming & food supplies are in trouble

As a 100% agricultural organization as represented by our Certificacion de Agricultor Bonafide, there are some basic facts and figures we believe it is important for you to understand. This is not a conversation about anything other than the facts and figures, writes Fusion Farms on Puerto Rico. 

15% of all global calories come from wheat and rice.  1/3 of all wheat comes from Russia and Ukraine. Ukraine accounts for more than 10% of the global wheat market. Half of our food supply (wheat) is not now being produced as much in Russia and none in Ukraine. We are supposed to be planting these crops right now, but farmers are not planting, not just in these two countries, but across the globe.

Here's the grim assessment of many experts on global food security; the world relies heavily on Ukraine and Russia for wheat and a slew of other essential commodities. As that supply is cut off, it will drive up food prices that are already at record levels.

We are all experiencing the challenges of "Just-In-Time" manufacturing and what that means in terms of the global supply chain challenges, just look at the availability of new cars or the price of used cars and you know what is happening. The entire supply chain has been disrupted.

Now, look at the Global Ag (Food) Supply Chain. From the field to the table there are 90 days of supply in the entire chain. There are roughly 3 days of supply on the grocery store shelves today, again, the by-product of "Just-In-Time" processes. 25% of all global production is food. Today only 55 percent of the world’s crop calories feed people directly; the rest are fed to livestock (about 36 percent) or turned into biofuels and industrial products (roughly 9 percent). [Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/feeding-9-billion/]. We're about to lose 12% of production, half our food supply of wheat is not being planted.

Read the complete article at www.linkedin.com.

For more information:
Lisa Jander, founder
Fusion Farms

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