"Climate Change, Extreme Weather & Conflict Exacerbate Global Food Crisis"

"Global food insecurity has risen substantially since pre-pandemic times, exacerbated by extreme weather, climate change, war and conflict.

What the U.N. World Food Program calls “a hunger crisis of unprecedented proportions” plays out differently around the world.

In this story, three of Mongabay’s Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellows detail the local situation in their region – from rising inflation and flooding in Nigeria to diminished local food production in Suriname and the environmental and socioeconomic effects of commercial food production in Brazil.

“If we do not redouble and better target our efforts, our goal of ending hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030 will remain out of reach,” write the authors of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 2023 report on global food security and nutrition."

Abdulkareem Mojeed, Priscilla Misiekaba-Kia, and Vitor Alexandre Araujo Prado dos Anjos report for Mongabay February 19, 2024.

Source: Mongabay, 02/26/2024