Can the G7 be a force for good in the current global food security crisis?
- Impact Area
The Group of Seven wealthy nations (G7), currently led by the German presidency, has put a welcome focus on the global food insecurity and nutrition crisis unleashed by the war in Ukraine, with the most severe impacts falling on vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The two May G7 meetings produced four separate communiqués, each of them dozens of pages long (the development ministers communiqué alone was 23 pages!) and a G7-led Global Alliance for Food Security was announced. The G7 meetings coincided with serious efforts on the same front by the UN, which has set up a Global Crisis Response Group and convened a UN Security Council meeting on Food Insecurity and Conflict.