Grappling with food system risks

Constricted food supplies as the result of geopolitical conflicts and climatic events are further straining the budgets of countries with low purchasing power. Some nations have endured high levels of unemployment and budget deficits as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The combined economic stressors may make it more difficult for some of these governments to cope with food shortages in the current moment compared with previous crises, such as the Arab Spring.

To read the article, see “A reflection on global food security challenges amid the war in Ukraine and the early impact of climate change,” August 17, 2022.