Food security: EU contributes €100 million to IMF’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust to support vulnerable African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU signed a €100 million grant agreement (about US$97.2 million) for the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT). These funds will allow the IMF to make about €630 million worth of zero interest loans for PRGT-eligible African, Caribbean […]

Food security: EU to step up its support to African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission adopted today a proposal to mobilise €600 million from the reserves of the European Development Fund to address the current food security crisis aggravated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. These funds will support African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to cope with the […]

WTO 12th Ministerial Conference secures key outcomes on fisheries subsidies, pandemic response, WTO reform, food security and e-commerce

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU welcomes the successful results in key areas of the 12th Ministerial Conference of the WTO concluded today, against a backdrop of heightened global trade tensions and a food security crisis caused by Russian’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Trade Ministers of the 164-member […]

Food security: This is how China plans to feed its 1.4 billion people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content China is the most populous nation on earth, but the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and global uncertainty threaten its food security. Tests of salt-tolerant ‘seawater rice’ strains have produced high yields and […]

This young scientist is tackling food insecurity for the world’s most vulnerable groups

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lamis Jomaa, Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut What is the big problem you’re trying to solve? I am trying to explore the main causes and consequences of food insecurity on the nutritional status and overall health and […]