Conflict In Eastern Europe Could Negatively Impact Global Food Security, Warns IlCA Director General

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 The Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, expressed his concern regarding the situation in Eastern Europe and warned of its potential negative consequences for global food security and trade in agricultural goods.

He recalled that the impact on world peace, and the widespread uncertainty it triggers, disrupts the regular operation of markets and compromises food supply, affecting food prices and key inputs required for food production.

In warning about these negative effects, Otero added that the escalation is occurring at a time when the world – and particularly Latin America and the Caribbean – is still trying to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, which has pushed millions of families into poverty and has jeopardized the future of children and youth, especially those who have been unable to attend school.

In light of this new scenario, the Director General underscored IICA’s commitment to continue to ensure agricultural development and the well-being of rural communities in the Americas, as well as to increase the technical cooperation and assistance it provides to the countries – many of which are food importers – in an effort to address and mitigate the consequences of the conflict in the region.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Mr Editor or Madam can you ensure the person who sent that letter yesterday that attempted to sully the name of the PM on this issue gets a copy of this news item personally.

    • yes they lke to cry “the sky is falling” as if it is only in Antigua and Barbuda. All for a “little POLITICAL GAIN”

      upp will stop at nothing to CRY DOWN COUNTRY in their thirst for power.

  2. Not in antigua
    The widdy bush (the VCbird one ) and fish is all we need!!
    Barbuda have donkey deer lobster and salt

  3. Sorry to distract from the latest fear porn but Russia is taking out the US bioweapons labs. https://armswatch.com/documents-expose-us-biological-experiments-on-allied-soldiers-in-ukraine-and-georgia/

    Yes fighting and killing is real but they provoked Putin by building up arms and biological weapons on his border for more than a decade. Now the US commander in thief and all his rich world order friends intend to tell us what is happening and exactly how we should feel about it. Stock up on food and money but also stock up on common sense

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