Ukrainian Business and Trade Association (UBTA) unites all types of businesses and focuses on ensuring transformation of the entire Ukrainian economy, including its food system. In partnership with with all agrarian associations of Ukraine, the UBTA has developed a Roadmap of Food Systems Transformation in Ukraine.
Commitments to action
Fighting Food Crises Along the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus Coalition
Structural institutional fragility, conflict, climate change and economic shocks exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic are leading to record-breaking levels of hunger and acute malnutrition. The most vulnerable continue to bear the greatest burden of global food crises, which are increasingly complex, multifactor-driven and protracted in time. Poverty, insecurity, conflicts, natural resource degradation, forced displacement and food systems’ fragility continue to erode the resilience of vulnerable people.
According to the latest Global Report on Food Crises, conflict was the primary driver of crisis-level acute food insecurity or worse for almost 100 million people, including an additional 22 million people in 2020 alone. The four countries with the highest number of people in crisis-level acute food insecurity or worse – the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen, Afghanistan and the Syrian Arab Republic – were also among the top five countries with the highest number of internally displaced people. Despite having to contend with their own major displacement crises, eight of the 10 worst food-crisis countries were also hosting refugees/asylum seekers fleeing conflict from neighbouring countries.
Co-led by the g7+, FAO, WFP and SIPRI, the Fighting Food Crises Along the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus Coalition brings together a unique combination of actors – member states (affected countries and donors), regional organisations, UN entities, NGOs, research institutions and civil society actors – that place coordination and coherence between HDP actors as central to the achievement of resilient food systems.
The Coalition seeks to:
- Creating the conditions and enabling structures for an approach to food systems resilience in fragile contexts that is comprehensive in addressing challenges at national, regional and global levels, socially and politically inclusive in its application, and relevant across the humanitarian, development and peace domains;
- Strengthening resilience, reduce hunger and enhance the prospects for peace through collaborative efforts designed to prevent, anticipate, absorb, adapt and transform in response to shocks;
- Strengthening and bringing coherence to risk management and food security information systems and critical crisis response and early warning tools in fragile contexts.
Build Resilience to Vulnerabilities, Shocks, and Stresses
Sepideh Soltaninia, SIPRI
Many island states are highly vulnerable to climate change, external economic shocks and natural disasters. When faced with such pressures, island food systems must demonstrate resilience and flexibility, with a need for a varied and integrated approach to food production, processing and distribution.