The food security of millions of people is at stake. Armed conflict, climate change, the loss of biodiversity and the impact of the COVID19 pandemic have nourished the crisis. Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine has dramatically aggravated it, with severe consequences for many countries.
The German Government, represented by Minister for Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock, Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze and Minister of Food and Agriculture Cem Özdemir, hosts the international ministerial-level conference "Uniting for Global Food Security". The conference will bring together ministers and representatives from a diverse group of countries, including the G7, the UN Global Crisis Response Group Champions, key donor states, and the most vulnerable and affected countries, as well as leaders from international organizations such as the UN and from civil society.
The complexity of the challenge requires us to move beyond a silo mentality and apply multi-sectoral solutions. The cross-regional stakeholders will take stock of ongoing initiatives in the areas such as immediate humanitarian action, development cooperation, cooperation in trade and logistics, sustainable agriculture and food systems, in order to overcome the food security crisis. Participants are invited to join the Global Alliance for Food Security (GAFS) launched in Berlin on 18/19 May 2022.
The Conference Chairs will summarize the discussions and outcomes. These conclusions will feed into the G7 summit, the implementation of the GAFS, and inspire other decision-making bodies such as the EU and the G20.