The global food crisis, explained

Jul 19, 2022

The war in Ukraine threatens the world with unprecedented hunger. Even with a deal in place to get Ukraine’s food exports moving, serious weaknesses in the global food system would remain. Can anything be done to prevent future crises?

00:00 – The emerging global food crisis 00:31 – Why is mass hunger on the rise? 02:26 – The impact of energy price rises 03:46 – The food crisis in Tunisia 05:06 – How hunger is driving increased civil unrest 07:06 – Export bans and stockpiling can do more harm than good 09:09 – Why global food crises will keep happening

Find all of our coverage on the war in Ukraine:

Read our briefing about the coming of the food crisis:

How the conflict in Ukraine propelled mass hunger:

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Read our report on civil unrest and price hikes:,

Watch The Economist’s experts consider the consequences of an emerging global food crisis after war broke out in Ukraine:

What impact does hoarding and controls on food exports have?

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