The governments of Nigeria, Spain, the United States, the African Union, the European Union, Colombia, Germany and Indonesia have agreed to save hundreds of millions of people around the world threatened by global food security.
In a statement in New York yesterday, it stated that the leaders made the declaration after a meeting on Tuesday.
The leaders said the food insecurity challenge has been compounded by the pandemic, growing pressures from the climate crisis, high energy and fertiliser prices, and protracted conflicts.
They added that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has disrupted production and supply chains and increased global food insecurity for the most vulnerable.
The statement reads: “We can only overcome global food insecurity by working together to create innovative partnerships – including international financial institutions and other key stakeholders – within the global community. We commit to strengthen international cooperation and partnership initiatives between the United Nations and regional and sub-regional organisations as well as civil society organisations. As of September 20, this year, over 100 United Nations Member States have endorsed the Roadmap for Global Food Security – Call to Action.