Global food security at risk in the aftermath of the Ukrainian war – EESC

On May 31st Prof. Phoebe Koundouri participated at the online thematic debate on “global food security in the aftermath of the Ukrainian war” organized by the NAT and REX sections of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

The event brought together representatives of EU institutions, civil society and other stakeholders to discuss: the impacts of the war on food security worldwide (with a focus on some specific world regions); the actions needed to ensure food security while fostering resilient and sustainable food systems, i.e. through trade and development policies; and the role civil society can play in ensuring food security both in Europe and beyond.

| Perspectives from different world regions

  • Prof. Phoebe Koundouri, Co-Chair United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) – Europe: focus on the Mediterranean Region
  • Hidayat Greenfield, Regional Secretary for the Asia-Pacific section of the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF)
  • Josep Puxeu Rocamora, President of the EESC Latin America Follow-up Committee
  • Rachel Banda, coffee farmer from the Phata Outgrowers Coop, Malawi, Africa

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