Can Food-Related Trade and Fiscal Policies Address Obesity?

A recent IFPRI analysis stresses the importance of combining public health policy with trade and fiscal policy reforms to address obesity.

Rising Food Prices Threaten Global Food Security

In recent weeks, food prices have reached record high levels. FAO’s Chief Economist discusses what this means for global hunger rates and the risk of social unrest as well as potential solutions.

Unblocking Ukrainian Seaports as a Tool to Overcome the Global Food Crisis

Unless action is taken to enable food exports from Ukraine, economist Vitalii Dankevych predicts that the world will see a humanitarian crisis.

New Study Highlights Natural Disaster’s Impact on Global Agriculture Network

A recent study from Columbia University models the impact of a climatic natural disaster.

Parents in Lebanon Barter on Facebook through Food Crisis

With the economy in freefall, Lebanese families are resorting to Facebook bartering platforms to exchange goods and services for food.

Leaders from EU and U.S. Debate Farm to Fork Strategy and Future of Global Trade

According to EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski, the pandemic underscores the critical need for a more sustainable, self-reliant European food system, which the new Farm to Fork Strategy is designed to achieve.

Global Soy Trade Drives Amazon Deforestation Amid Human Rights Concerns

Global demand for meat and dairy maintains the need for soy as animal feed across major supply chains. To be more sustainable, global traders and consumer good corporations should shift towards more environmentally friendly products, says Greenpeace.

Harmonizing Seed Rules in West and Central Africa

CORAF and partners have coordinated uniform seed rules, which spurs seed import and export among neighboring African states.

Combining Technologies for a Better Food System

Initially thought of as a tool for banking, blockchain technology has continued to develop and new research shows it can increase sustainability, efficiency, and transparency in the food system.

Blockchain and Food: How the Food Industry Can Follow Finance

Initially thought of as a tool for banking, blockchain technology has continued to develop and new research shows it can increase sustainability, efficiency, and transparency in the food system.

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