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Europe Calling “Hunger & War – How the Ukraine war is fuelling the global food crisis & what we can do”
20.July 2022 20:00 - 22:00
Even before the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine began, global food prices had reached record levels. With the outbreak of the war, the blockades of the Black Sea ports and destroyed fields, the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s food price index has once again jumped, in some cases by 17% (see this Welthungerhilfe report). The higher world market prices particularly affect the poorer people in countries that are dependent on imports.
Worldwide, 828 million people are going hungry.
The war against Ukraine will increase this by many millions. Together with the droughts exacerbated by the climate crisis and the Corona pandemic, food security around the world is under extreme pressure. There can be no doubt:
We are in the midst of a worsening global food crisis.
What is the situation in Ukraine and Russia? How in those countries affected by failing exports and high prices? What can we do in Europe and beyond to stop a worsening of the global hunger crisis and finally fight hunger sustainably – without fuelling the climate and species crisis at the same time?
We want to discuss this in our next Europe Calling webinar with the following guests:
– Roberto Berutti, member of the cabinet of the EU Commissioner for Agriculture
– Dr. Christine Chemnitz, Director of the future agriculture think tank “Agora Agrar”
– Prof. Dr. Stephan v. Cramon-Taubadel, agricultural economist and Ukraine expert, University of Göttingen
– Bettina Iseli, Programme Director of Welthungerhilfe
- Georg Janßen, Director of the German Working Group for Rural Agriculture
– Dr. med. Lisa Pörtner, Charité Berlin/PIK, initiator of the open letter “We need a food system transformation-In the face of the Russia-Ukraine war, now more than ever”.
When? Wednesday, 20.7.2022, 20-22h CEST
The webinar will be simultaneously translated into German and English.
Join us and invite others!
With European greetings,
Maximilian Fries and everyone at Europe Calling