345 million people in 82 countries were experiencing acute food insecurity by June 2022. Climate change, the Coronavirus pandemic and rising food prices due to the conflict in Ukraine threatened to drive this number even higher. One important path to promoting long term food security is building well-functioning agrifood systems. These systems are especially important now in the face of global shocks.
In this episode, Dr. Agnes Kalibata, president of AGRA, joins host Brenda Barbour to explore the importance of developing well-functioning and resilient agrifood systems, and how the World Bank Group and other actors can support countries in developing agrifood systems that are productive, resilient, and sustainable.
- IEG Evaluation:Toward Productive, Inclusive, and Sustainable Farms and Agribusiness Firms: An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support for the Development of Agrifood Economies (2010–20)
- Blog: Building inclusive, productive, and sustainable agrifood systems
- Blog: Complementary Interventions for Agrifood System Development – Insights and Lessons
- Blog: Sustainable Diversification of Agrifood Economies – Insights and Lessons