When Dr. Susan Mercado accompanied her adolescent son from the Philippines to Hawaii in late 2020, she noticed a vacancy for a food systems and resiliency director at the Hawaii Public Health Institute. A former undersecretary of the Philippine health department with decades of experience as a medical doctor and public health expert, she got the job. This April, under Mercado’s leadership, HIPHI formed the Food Garden Hui. The informal collective, in partnership with the Council For Native Hawaiian Advancement, […]

Today at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, President Biden reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to working with the African Union and our African partners to accelerate progress toward achieving food security, building stronger food systems and more diversified supply chains, and expanding African countries’ access to agricultural markets.  President Biden announced an additional $2.5 billion in emergency aid and medium to long-term food security assistance for resilient African food systems and supply markets, which builds upon over $11 billion in U.S. […]

The African Union and the United States reaffirm their shared dedication to noticing African food items safety by setting up a strategic partnership to guide and accelerate their operate. This strategic framework will reference and develop on existing bilateral, regional, multilateral, non-governmental, and philanthropic efforts to advance food stuff security and will leverage the community and personal sectors to address immediate and acute food items and fertilizer wants in the brief-term– including by addressing food provides that have been disrupted […]

Attachments An uninterrupted collection of crises „ The impact of the war amongst the Russian Federation and Ukraine can be understood in the context of the crises that have affected the earth financial system about the earlier 15 many years: the 2008 world money disaster, the economic tensions between the United States and Europe, on a person hand, and China, on the other, and the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) pandemic (ECLAC, 2022a). „ These crises, by disrupting global worth chains, have […]

The text of the next assertion was produced by the Large Representative of the European Union Josep Borrell, the Secretary of State of the United States of The us Antony J. Blinken, and the Overseas Secretary of the United Kingdom James Cleverly. Start off Text: The environment faces acute meals and nourishment challenges. Conflict, local climate transform and the lasting impacts of COVID-19 are getting devastating effects on neighborhood and world food methods and the people today who count on […]

November 25, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada Global food insecurity has been increasing dramatically over the past several years, and it is now being further and directly exacerbated by Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine. Countries around the globe are experiencing the effects of insecurity on global and local food systems, and these effects are felt most strongly by the poorest and most vulnerable populations. Canada commends Ukraine on its commitment to donating grain to help […]

We, the leaders of the Governments of Spain, the United States of America, the African Union, the European Union, Colombia, Germany, Indonesia, and Nigeria, having met on September 20, 2022, affirm our commitment to act with urgency, at scale and in concert, to respond to the urgent food security and nutrition needs of hundreds of millions of people around the world. Food systems and global food security are at a critical moment.  The compounded impacts from a global pandemic, growing […]

Today, in his address to the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. announced over $2.9 billion in new assistance from the U.S. Government to address global food insecurity. President Biden’s announcement builds on the $6.9 billion in U.S. government assistance to support global food security already committed this year. The compounding impacts of the pandemic, the deepening climate crisis, rising energy and fertilizer costs, and protracted conflicts – including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – […]

The COVID-19 pandemic. Supply chain strains. Climatic events. These disruptions were already pushing food prices up when Russia invaded Ukraine in late February. Today, war in one of the world’s six breadbasket regions and in the Black Sea, a critical supply and transit hub for wheat and fertilizers, is tilting global food security into a state of high risk. A deal […]

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Jim Risch (R-ID), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Chris Coons (D-DE) and John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the Global Food Security Act, which reauthorizes the Feed the Future Initiative, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative. The legislation, which would extend the program through 2028, comes as the world is grappling with an international food crisis, in part because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Together, […]