FAO, Word Bank, Others Call For Urgent Action To Address Global Food Crisis

Food and Agriculture Organisation FAO, International Monetary Fund IMF, World Bank Group, World Food Programme, and World Trade Organisation have called for urgent action to address the global food security crisis.

This is contained in a joint statement issued by the Director-General, Food and Agricultural Organisation, Qu Dongyu, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva; President, World Bank Group, David Malpass; Executive Director, World Food Programme, David Beasley and Director-General, World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

They said the war in Ukraine continues to worsen global food security and nutrition crisis, triggering higher volatility in energy, food and fertiliser prices.

They added that in spite of the reprieve in global food prices and the resumption of grain exports from the Black Sea, food remained beyond reach for many due to high prices and weather shocks.

They said the number of people facing acute food insecurity worldwide is expected to continue to rise.