Egypt’s hunt for wheat gains urgency


Low supply: A farmer carries a bundle of wheat after harvesting it from a field in Egypt. The country is the world’s biggest wheat-buyer, regularly getting low-cost supplies from Russia and Ukraine. — Reuters

LONDON: Egypt, the world’s biggest wheat buyer, is accelerating efforts to ensure the supplies needed to feed its citizens as the war in Ukraine upends the global grains trade.

The Egyptian government buys wheat in regular international tenders, which have for years been dominated by low-cost supplies from Russia and Ukraine.

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