Food Security

The world produces enough to feed all seven billion of its inhabitants – but nearly a billion people still go without. Why does this global scandal continue, and what can be done to solve it? CIC has produced extensive commentary on food security that contends that access to food is as important as how much food is produced – and that in a world of food price volatility, climate change and other kinds of shocks and stresses, the challenge of building resilience in the food system takes on overwhelming importance.

Related Publications

  • Global concern is currently mounting once more about the impacts of a more resource-scarce world, with particular attention focused at present on the risks of a renewed global food price spike following a spate of extreme weather in the US and around the world. These global trends have the potential to cause major problems for a country like Ethiopia, where wheat is by far the country's biggest import by value. Against this backdrop, CIC has published Resources, Risks and Resilience: Scarcity and climate change in Ethiopia, by CIC senior fellow Alex Evans.

    Aug 01, 2012
    Alex Evans
  • As resource scarcity issues – like water, land, food and energy – become more intertwined, so the importance of multilateral system coherence on these issues also increases. At present, though, the international system is fractured into single issue silos, each of which only deals with one fragment of the big picture.  

    Read the full Policy Paper here

    Dec 01, 2011
    Alex Evans
  • Today, the world produces enough to feed all seven billion of its inhabitants – but nearly a billion people still go without. This paper is about why this global scandal continues, and what can be done to solve it. Its central argument is that access to food is as important as how much food is produced – and that in a world of food price volatility, climate change and other kinds of shocks and stresses, the challenge of building resilience in the food system takes on overwhelming importance.

    Jun 01, 2011
    Alex Evans

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