Food Prices, Elections, And The Wagner Group In Africa

Africa is no stranger to food riots and the resulting political unrest. Experts have linked the Arab Spring, the series of upheavals in North Africa and the Middle East that led to regime change or protests in Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Tunisia, to food riots triggered by increased food prices in 2008, particularly grain. In […]

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The Geopolitics Of Food

The global agricultural system as it exists today is a manifestation of 100 years of geopolitical competition. The world produces enough food to feed everyone, but hunger is rising, people are getting fatter, and we waste 40% of the food we produce. The future of the world will be determined by changes happening in global […]

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The Ukraine War Is Reshaping Development

However the conflict in Eastern Europe unfolds, it seems clear that countries will have to give national security a far more prominent position in their development agendas. This means not only increasing defense spending, but also diversifying energy and food sources – and preparing for global economic fragmentation. Read More Here

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Ukraine War’s Impact On Trade And Development

An UNCTAD rapid assessment of the war in Ukraine’s impact on trade and development confirms a rapidly worsening outlook for the world economy, underpinned by rising food, fuel and fertilizer prices. The report also shows heightened financial volatility, sustainable development divestment, complex global supply chain reconfigurations and mounting trade costs. Read More Here

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Pandemic Year Marked By Spike In World Hunger

There was a dramatic worsening of world hunger in 2020, the United Nations said today – much of it likely related to the fallout of COVID-19. While the pandemic’s impact has yet to be fully mapped*, a multi-agency report estimates that around a tenth of the global population – up to 811 million people – […]

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