Ukraine Proposes Kenya As Key Grain Hub Partner in Africa

Ukraine has proposed Kenya as a key partner in establishing grain hubs at African ports to stabilize the regional food supply, amid disruptions from the Kyiv-Moscow conflict. The proposal was discussed by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Kenya’s President William Ruto during UN-led peace talks in Switzerland. President Ruto, who had invited Ukraine to set up a grain hub in Mombasa last year, discussed enhancing agricultural export projects and Kenya’s potential role in hosting these hubs. If implemented, Kenya would open grain hubs at three ports to secure sufficient stocks and mitigate price fluctuations. Both leaders emphasized the importance of food security, with Ruto co-chairing the “Food Security and Freedom of Navigation” panel.