Unprecedented Challenges to Global Food Security Call For Joint Action – Experts at Opening Session of Borlaug International Dialogue

Barbara Stinson, President of the World Food Prize Foundation, moderated the panel discussion, “Dynamic Cooperation and Unusual Partners, whose panelists included Director General of IICA, Manuel Otero; the Associate Vice President of the Strategy and Knowledge Department of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Jyostsna Puri; and the Director of the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Development of the African Union Commission, Godfrey Bahiigwa. (Photo via IICA)
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(Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture Press Release) – The world is facing unprecedented food security challenges, but several ongoing actions throughout the world to address hunger and malnutrition provide hope for the future, according to experts participating in the 2022 Borlaug International Dialogue. The event is considered the premier international conference on global agriculture.

The focus of this year’s theme, “Feeding a Fragile World”, is how to recover from the shocks that have destabilized global food systems. The triple threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Eastern Europe and the impact of climate change has triggered a severe crisis that has seriously affected the most vulnerable populations.

Barbara Stinson, President of the World Food Prize Foundation, moderated the panel discussion, “Dynamic Cooperation and Unusual Partners, whose panelists included Director General of IICA, Manuel Otero; the Associate Vice President of the Strategy and Knowledge Department of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Jyostsna Puri; and the Director of the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Development of the African Union Commission, Godfrey Bahiigwa. (Photo via IICA)

The main goal of the debates is to forge alliances in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The event is attended by government officials, private sector representatives, international organizations, agricultural producers, academics, scientists, educators and students.

Barbara Stinson, President of the World Food Prize Foundation (WFP), and Cary Fowler, Special Envoy for Global Food Security of the United States Department of State, gave the opening remarks at the Dialogue.

“We are facing huge problems that are threatening food production, industrialization, transportation and distribution. This is affecting the quantity, quality and availability of food, thereby impacting vulnerable communities. These threats are COVID, conflict and climate change”, said Stinson.

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