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Who are the Winners in the Black Sea Grain Deal?

Months of diplomacy have yielded a set of agreements allowing Ukraine to export grain via the Black Sea

In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts assess gains from the accord, which could be significant even if it does not by itself push down global food prices.

What is the significance of the Black Sea grain deal?

In the morning of 1 August, the Sierra Leone-flagged cargo vessel Razoni departed the Ukrainian port of Odesa carrying 26,000 tonnes of corn to Tripoli, Lebanon.

It was the first grain to ship out of the port as a result of a deal agreed to by Russia and Ukraine on 22 July in Istanbul.

The deal (brokered by the…

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