Food Security_CIDOB Monograph_86

Food (in)security: Mercosur responses against a backdrop of greater global demand

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Sergio M. Cesarin, National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina

Food security has become a dominant issue on the global political and economic agenda. Climate disruptions, interstate conflicts, food price increases, environmental degradation and rural migration are interrelated variables that, in different combinations, are having an adverse effect and jeopardising the principle of food security. In the face of this situation, the Mercosur 4 bloc comprises a competitive production ecosystem, capable of covering global food shortages and building bridges of cooperation with the European Union.