MENA presentation of the 2023 Global Food Policy Report and the launch of the CGIAR Research Initiative on Fragility, Conflict, and Migration
08:30 am > 11:10 am UTC-11:00
Co-organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute, the CGIAR Research Initiative on Fragility, Conflict, and Migration, and HSA Group
May 24, 2023 / 8:30 – 11:10 AM
Rotana Hotel, Amman, Jordan
In 2022, the world faced multiple crises. Disruptions to food systems continued due to the protracted pandemic, natural disasters, civil unrest, political instability, and the impacts of climate change. The situation was exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, which created a global food and fertilizer crisis.
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, which is among the most vulnerable to climate change and water scarcity, was heavily affected.
In light of these challenges, there is a clear need for evidence to better respond to and prepare for crises. The 2023 Global Food Policy Report “Rethinking Food Crisis Responses” by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) offers critical evidence to support effective policies and programming to enhance food, land, and water system resilience in fragile and conflict-affected countries, as well as those facing migration-related challenges. The report focuses on crisis prediction and preparation, building resilience, and crisis response that is supportive and inclusive of women, forced migrants, and other vulnerable groups.
The new CGIAR Research Initiative on Fragility, Conflict, and Migration (FCM) takes up this research agenda with a focus on climate resilience, gender equity, and social inclusion. The Initiative forms part of CGIAR’s new research portfolio aimed at transforming food, land, and water systems in a climate crisis.
Please join us for the launch of the Report and the FCM Initiative on May 24 in Amman, Jordan, in person or virtually.