Six lessons learned from a year of multiple crises: Beyond the Russian invasion of Ukraine
- Impact Area
As 2022 came to a close, we attended the GIZ conference “A Year of Multiple Crises: Reflecting the impacts, policy responses and outlook for food security and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa.” During the event, experts examined the global policy implications of the Russia-Ukraine war regarding food, fuel, and fertilizer, as well as the conflict’s global market disruptions and its particular impacts on African economies.
In Africa and elsewhere, the worst affected are the poorest and most vulnerable regions and populations. Six key lessons emerged from the discussions that apply broadly to addressing the impacts of these overlapping crises going forward, building resilience in agrifood systems, and improving global food security in the face of future shocks.