At the 1974 World Food Congress in Rome, Henry Kissinger declared that in 10 years no child would go to bed hungry. Although his prediction did not come true, the decades that followed marked steady progress against hunger.
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Ukraine’s Grain Shipments Are Not Enough to Tackle Global Hunger Crisis
Even the lifting of the blockade of Ukrainian ports will not miraculously solve a crisis that is global in scope. Instead, a structural overhaul of a system that is bloated, inefficient and hypocritical is long overdue.
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Should Not Cause a Hunger Crisis
The trade fallout of the Russia-Ukraine conflict would be devastating for the world’s poor for whom inflation has put even the most basic foods beyond reach.
How to Stop a Looming Food Crisis
Trade restrictions are breaking supply chains, and coronavirus lockdowns are preventing laborers from working on farms. Countries need to step back and stop panicking.
Policy Brief: Sustainable Prevention of Food Crises in Sub-Saharan Africa
Food crises and distress migration will continue to plague the African continent in the decades ahead, unless massive investments are made to make the region’s agriculture and food systems more resilient.
Policy Brief: Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Recurring Food Crisis
The economies of China and India are now overheated and experiencing high overall inflation caused by factors such as excess liquidity. Rising oil prices in recent months, the expansion of biofuel production, particularly maize ethanol, and other factors mentioned above suggest the significant risk of even higher global food prices.