World Leaders Must Look at the Big Picture to Solve Food Crisis
From the worst drought in four decades threatening famine across the Horn of Africa to extreme heat in South Asia, the war in Ukraine and the unequal pace of pandemic recovery, global food systems are under extraordinary pressure.
The combined result is expected to leave more than 320 million people severely food insecure this year, compared to 135 million two years ago.
Until recently, efforts to bolster such an overstretched global food system have focused on a single aspect, such as developing hardier crop varieties, reforming subsidies or reducing food waste, but any system is only as strong as its weakest link.
Header photo by C. de Bode/CGIAR.