Another Perfect Storm? How the failure to reform food systems has allowed the war in Ukraine to spark a third global food price crisis in 15 years, and what can be done to prevent the next one.
With the invasion of Ukraine sparking a third food price crisis in 15 years, this Special Report takes stock of the critical factors fanning the flames of global hunger - and what can be done about them. The report blames fundamental flaws in global food systems - such as heavy reliance on food imports and excessive commodity speculation - for escalating food insecurity sparked by the Ukraine invasion. These flaws were exposed, but not corrected, after previous food price spikes in 2007-8. IPES-Food calls for short term relief as well as more diverse and resilient food systems to help prevent further crises.