Russia-Ukraine conflict and global food security

Explore our coverage and analysis of the Russia-Ukraine war and its impact on global food security.

Features

The downstream effects of the war in Ukraine imperils food security in countries like Nepal. A CSISA-led activity looks to boost local production via increased sustainable irrigation capacity and investment.

In the media

Source: Global Trade Review (16 Jan 2023)

The Ukraine crisis has triggered spikes in food and fertilizer prices, increasing poverty and hunger worldwide. But with a significant financing gap in investments aimed at supporting food systems, could unlocking new markets prove a fruitful way of mitigating food insecurity?

News

Exploring research-based solutions for the effects of climate change and food system shocks on smallholder farmers and global agrifood systems.

News

For the International Week of Science and Peace, Govaerts and Burke analyze whether it is possible to achieve food security without peace, and how the two are interlinked.

Publications

Reduced wheat exports from Russia and Ukraine are causing an increase in price rises in countries where food security is already a concern.

In the media

Source: The Hindu (2 Sep 2022)

Food systems are under pressure due to climate change, COVID-19 and the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, which is highlighting the need for more resilient global systems.

Press releases

Dr Alison Bentley leads the Global Wheat Program at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and will be addressing the Crawford Fund’s international conference Celebrating Agriculture for Development – Outcomes, Impacts and the Way Ahead this week in Parliament House, Canberra.

In the media

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.

Features

CIMMYT supports practical solutions to the ongoing global wheat crisis by understanding consumer acceptance of foods baked from blended wheat flour.

Blogs

As the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues, practical actions now can build food system resilience.

Press releases

Experts propose short-, medium- and long-term practical actions to respond to the looming global food crisis catalyzed by the Russia-Ukraine war.

Blogs

Urgent action is required to mitigate effects of temperature extremes in South Asia, which threaten wheat production and human health.

News

CIMMYT director general urges stronger international cooperation to buffer the shock in food-insecure countries and drive a shift to resilience.

Features

Explore our analysis of how the Russia-Ukraine war will impact global food security.

In the media

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.