# Rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine would be felt in the near term in South Africa through the global agriculture commodity prices channel. This is according to Agbiz chief economist Wandile Sihlobo. Russia is the 17th largest agricultural products supplier to South Africa, and Ukraine is the 44th. The main products the country sends to the two countries are citrus, nuts, vegetables, and tobacco. Sihlobo says overall, every agricultural and agribusiness role player needs to keep an eye on developments between Russia and Ukraine in the Black Sea region.