It is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the draft government decree.

“To establish from July 1 to December 31, 2022 inclusive, a temporary ban on the export of rice ... and rice cereals,” the document says.

It is clarified that the temporary ban, in particular, does not apply to rice exported from the territory of Russia to the member states of the EAEU, as well as for the provision of international humanitarian assistance or as part of international transit traffic.

Also, the ban will not apply to rice exported in order to ensure the activities of military units of the Russian Federation located on the territories of foreign states, as well as in the Republic of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics.

Earlier, India imposed a ban on the export of wheat.

Prior to this, it was reported that the Indian authorities revised the forecast for wheat production in 2021-2022, reducing it by 5.7%.

On May 19, Afghanistan suspended wheat exports, and on May 25, Moldova announced a threat to the harvest of wheat and other crops in the south of the country due to drought.

In March, the head of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in an interview with The Guardian, allowed riots in poor countries due to rising food prices.

Parveen Ngala, a representative of the humanitarian organization Oxfam International, told RT that due to rising grain and oil prices, more than 21 million people in several African countries were on the verge of starvation.