World Food Crisis

Author: Ralf Südhoff, Berit Reich
Date: 21.07.2023
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The record number of people suffering from hunger and malnutrition is unfolding into a global food crisis. While Russia’s war against Ukraine and subsequent export blockades have led to an aggravation of the crisis, its root causes lie in the structural fragility and injustice of the global food system, as well as drivers such as protracted and growing conflicts, soaring food prices and the increasing impact of climate change on the food security of millions of people. Ralf Südhoff and Berit Reich highlight how attention needs to be shifted towards the causes of food insecurity rather than short-term shocks in order to address the global crisis by expanding resilience and food sovereignty in affected countries.