Food and Fertilizer Export Restrictions Tracker

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Laborde D. & Mamun A. (2022). Food Export restrictions during the Ukraine-Russia crisis

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Suggested citation:
Laborde, David, Abdullah Mamun, and Marie Parent. 2020. COVID-19 Food Trade Policy Tracker [dataset]. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Food export restrictions are once again a concern as food prices rise even higher. This behavior can have dire unintended consequences for vulnerable people in food-importing countries, increasing prices and exacerbating issues of food insecurity already inflamed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

IFPRI started tracking food export restrictions and documenting their impacts following the onset of COVID-19 lockdowns and some national governments moving to restrict food exports. With the intensifying conflict in Ukraine on top of supply chain disruptions, food and fertilizer prices are surging, and monitoring food export restrictions is again important.

The Food and Fertilizer Export Restrictions Tracker allows you to track these policies for food products and fertilizers. The impacts of export restrictions around the world are shown as a percentage of each country’s imported calories that are impacted by export restrictions. The tracker can also be used to compare the current situation to the 2007-08 food price crisis. Check out these and other features in the tracker below.

The Tool: Food and Fertilizer Export Restrictions Tracker

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The data is available in csv format here. The Food Export Restrictions Tracker data is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License.

The Food Export Restrictions Tracker provides daily updated information on export restrictions affecting international food trade. Our export restriction data comes from a variety of sources, originating primarily from news articles that are then verified with official government sources. We supplement with other data sets to create impact indicators for the export restrictions. We have also constructed a data set from the 2007-2008 world food price crisis for comparison.

To learn more about the tracker data, please see our working paper. As the project evolves, we will update the working paper, so please check back for the latest version.

The Food Export Restrictions Tracker is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.