Science our best bet to fight and beat food insecurity

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A farmer from a village in north India harvests paddy crop that was flattened by untimely rainfall and strong winds CREDIT: STAFF/REUTERS

It is critical that global leaders invest in the tools needed to make the agriculture sector more resilient and foods more nutritious

In July this year, India halted the export of basmati rice to prevent domestic shortages, triggering global spikes in prices. Argentina’s worst drought in 60 years cost the agricultural sector $20 billion. And the war between Ukraine and Russia has led to major disruptions of grain exports.

With changing weather patterns, increased climatic shocks and rising inflation, the confluence of the food and climate crises demands global action.

This is why now, more than ever, it is critical that global leaders invest in the tools and technologies needed to make the agriculture sector more resilient and foods more nutritious.

 

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