“What is going on in the world?” The war in Ukraine and the global food crisis

Johanna Mendelson Forman, Adjunct Professor at the American University’s School of International Service and Distinguished Fellow of the Stimson Center, Washington, DC, and Eckart Woertz, Director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies and Associate Senior Researcher at CIDOB, will analyse the consequences for food production and supply of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the danger of a food crisis on the global scale, in a session presented and moderated by Eduard Soler i Lecha, Senior Research Fellow at CIDOB.

18 July 2022 - 18:00h
LOCATION: CaixaForum Macaya, Passeig de Sant Joan, 108, 08037 Barcelona
ORGANIZED BY: CIDOB with the support of The Social Observatory of “la Caixa” Foundation

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Objective

25% of all food processed for human consumption is marketed internationally. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed inequalities in the global system of access to and distribution of the most basic foods. In effect, thanks to confinement of populations and trade restrictions, it has caused the disruption of certain food supply chains. More than two years into the pandemic, and just when supply chains were starting to recover, the war in Ukraine is now causing a shortage of wheat and other basic foodstuffs as well as a rise in food transport costs. The predictions for 2022 of the UN World Food Programme are alarming. What are the consequences of the war in Ukraine for global food trade and distribution? Is a global food crisis a possibility? How can the multilateral food trade system be maintained and what does the future hold for food supply chains? These questions will be discussed by Johanna Mendelson Forman, Adjunct Professor at the American University’s School of International Service and Distinguished Fellow of the Stimson Center, Washington, DC, and Eckart Woertz, director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies and Associate Senior Researcher at CIDOB, in a session presented and moderated by Eduard Soler i Lecha, Senior Research Fellow at CIDOB. 

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Participants

SPEAKERS

Johanna Mendelson Forman

Johanna Mendelson Forman

Adjunct Professor, American University’s School of International Service; Distinguished Fellow, Stimson Center, Washington, DC

Eduard Soler i Lecha

Eduard Soler i Lecha

Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB

Eckart Woertz

Eckart Woertz

Director, GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies; Associate Senior Researcher, CIDOB

“What is going on in the world?” The war in Ukraine and the global food crisis

LANGUAGE: English with simultaneous translation.