President of the European Union Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has assured Africa that the EU was working on “solidarity lanes” – a method Ukraine can use to resume exports to alleviate a global food crisis. News24 reports that, delivering a virtual address to African Heads of States and Governments at the African Union Extra-Ordinary Summit on Friday last week, von der Layen said the plan is to have transport logistics infrastructure that will link to Ukraine and Moldova and become a passage into the EU so that at least 20 million tonnes of grain can leave Ukraine in less than three months and reach EU ports for export to other parts of the world. Another idea the EU was taking more seriously, she said, was boosting food production in Africa.