Food security is one of the key elements of public health and development to which trade contributes. As such and as it should be, food security is among the priorities of public policy.
However, global food insecurity has become one of the most pressing issues of our time following the perverse effect of climate change, the disastrous consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing war in Ukraine, one of the world’s top grain and key agricultural products exporters.
As a result of these major crises, rising inflation and recession are threatening food security causing socio-political instability in many countries. It is therefore urgent to act quickly.
Among the solutions to be considered, it will be important to explore the ways and means to reinforce the central role of trade that ensures that food is available to those in need, while also addressing the concerns of producers regarding the need to ensure sufficient domestic supply of agricultural products.
- Ms. Inma Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández, Member of the European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA)
- Mr. Joaquim Amaral, Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs, Timor-Leste
- Ms. Ekaterina Krivonos, Senior Economist, Markets and Trade Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- Mr. Helmut Scholz, Member of the European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA)
Please kindly refer to the WTO website for your participation in the event.
27 September. 15:45-17:00 Room W at the WTO.