In The News – October 2022
What we’re reading this month about world hunger and poverty.
An overview of the news articles, blog posts and opinion pieces we’re reading this month.
Climate change weighing on agriculture
Among the many difficult challenges facing grain executives is assessing climate change impacts. The headline of a special Fitch report, published in June, provided a stark reminder of the massive stakes associated with climate change: “Developing countries are more challenged by climate change adaptation.”
World Food Day: What it is and why it’s more important than ever
World Food Day, held this year on 16 October, is an annual reminder that food insecurity and malnourishment remain widespread and are poised to worsen thanks to a range of ongoing threats, including climate change, inflation, geopolitical conflict, and more. Here’s what to know about World Food Day and why it’s more important than ever.
The 2022 Report – Gendered impacts of food systems crises
Across the world, populations are facing severe threats and rising inequalities due to a combination of climate change, environmental degradation, the COVID-19 pandemic and conflict. Food systems, as a result, are in crisis and people are increasingly feeling the impact on their everyday lives. Gender inequalities are woven through food systems, and contribute to unjust food production, access and consumption. Women, historically and now, have less access to healthy food, land ownership and resources for food production than men. Globally, the gap between men’s and women’s hunger has widened with food insecurity now affecting 150 million more women than men.