As Russia’s war on Ukraine worsens, the issue of rising food prices and accessibility has come to the forefront. In this episode, we will examine the key causes of the current global food shortage and its effects on countries such as Africa, Egypt, and Sri Lanka. We will discuss the effects that increases in food prices have on civil unrest and global conflict, as well as on food insecurity and exports. Finally, we will explore the various responses to the food crisis from international organizations and governments, as well as the future of the global food shortage. Joining me today on the podcast is Ms. Danielle Resnick.
Danielle Resnick is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, whose research focuses on the political economy of development, with a regional specialization in sub-Saharan Africa. She has lived, conducted fieldwork, and engaged in policy outreach in multiple countries, including Botswana, Ghana, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa.
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