Source: Wilson Center (29 Jul 2022)
On the episode, ECSP Director Lauren Risi and ECSP Advisor Sharon Burke speak with Bram Govaerts, Director General of CIMMYT and his colleague Kai Sonder, head of CIMMYT’s Geographic Information System Unit, about how to address the unfolding food crisis as we simultaneously build food system resilience in the medium and long term.
As the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues, practical actions now can build food system resilience.
Essential actions to mitigate the food crisis, stabilize supply and transition to greater agrifood system resilience
Experts propose short-, medium- and long-term practical actions to respond to the looming global food crisis catalyzed by the Russia-Ukraine war.
CIMMYT director general urges stronger international cooperation to buffer the shock in food-insecure countries and drive a shift to resilience.
Explore our analysis of how the Russia-Ukraine war will impact global food security.
Source: The Boston Globe (28 Mar 2022)
The war in Ukraine, coupled with weather-related disruptions in the world’s major grain-producing regions, could unleash unbearable humanitarian consequences, civil unrest, and major financial losses worldwide, says Bram Govaerts.
The Russia-Ukraine conflict will cause massive disruptions to global wheat supply and food security. Agricultural research investments are the basis of resilient agri-food systems and a food-secure future.
Source: Nature (22 Mar 2022)
War highlights the fragility of the global food supply — sustained investment is needed to feed the world in a changing climate, Alison Bentley explains.
Crisis in Ukraine underscores the need for long-term solutions for global food security.
CIMMYT seed samples — International Wheat Nurseries — are sent to government and university research institutions and national agricultural research systems around the world.
Over the last 50 years big increases in agricultural production have come through improved yields. Since 1990, wheat is the only major crop to experience an overall decline in area.