According to the recent statistics, over 800 million people go hungry in the world and the number is still on the rise. Overpopulation, pandemic, conflict and climate change are combining to create a global food crisis of unprecedented levels. 






Agriculture depends on a stable climate with predictable seasons and weather patterns. However, global warming is influencing weather patterns, causing heat waves, heavy rainfall and droughts. Those conditions could disrupt stability in the food supply and drive more people to the blink of starvation. 






The pandemic in 2020 exposed a number of vulnerabilities in the global food system. To begin, transport of seeds and fertilizers was delayed, which slowed down the global agriculture. The disruption of food production and distribution affected a labor market and food prices. Although the global economy shows signs of recovery, food insecurity in the context of the economic turmoil caused by the COVID pandemic is likely to linger for the time being.






The Russian invasion of Ukraine has changed the food market in the world. Due to the blockade of the sea ports, it is estimated that 20 million tonnes of grain are stuck in Ukraine. That is causing an economic impact on local farmers. Moreover, this conflict has exacerbated food insecurity among some low-income countries which depended on imports from Ukraine. 






These problems are inextricably connected. Therefore, it would take decades to alleviate food insecurity.







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