The Food Security Program's Professor Rami Zurayk and Ms. Rachel Bahn participated (April 29) in a digital roundtable organized by Concern and Welthungerhilfe. The roundtable focused on actions needed within the UN Food Systems Summit to address the intersection of conflict-food systems.
The UN Food Systems Summit, scheduled for September 2021, will include action tracks addressing Ensuring Access to Safe and Nutritious Food for All and Building Resilience to Vulnerabilities, Shocks and Stresses. Prompted by concerns that the topic of conflict had been overlooked in the Summit's plans, the roundtable organizers gathered more than 50 experts from across North America, Europe, Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa to inform proposals that could improve the Food Systems Summit. Professor Zurayk and Ms. Bahn were invited to participate based on their earlier scholarship, including publication of the volume Crisis and Conflict in Agriculture by CABI in 2018.