The 2022 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2022), released on May 4, reports that almost 193 million people in 53 countries and territories faced an immediate food security crisis in 2021, an increase of nearly 40 million people from the previous year, and expresses concern that the food security crisis has risen over the past six years.
The problems occurring in Ukraine and Russia, the world's breadbasket, have created a climate of uncertainty in the grain markets. Monitoring trends in major producing and exporting countries that affect demand and supply is critical to global food security. We introduce here the maize situation in Brazil based on the April monthly report on grain market conditions from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The Russia-Ukraine crisis has come at the worst possible time for the world as it grapples with its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Soaring food, energy, and fertilizer prices have increased the risk of further global instability, and on April 13, the United Nations released a report by the Global Crisis Response Group, which expressed concern that 17 million people worldwide will be significantly affected by any one of a number of risks that could spill over into the food, energy, and financial systems from the war in Ukraine. The report expressed concern that 17 million people worldwide would be severely affected by any one of a number of risks that could spill over into the food, energy, and financial systems of Ukraine.
On the last day of the JIRCAS Open House 2022, a panel discussion was held on the theme of "Changing Africa: Field Researchers' Views on Agriculture and Food in Africa".
Recently, under climate change, our food system has been exposed more frequently to extreme weather events such as rising temperatures, forest fires, droughts and floods, and new diseases caused by temperature and rainfall changes. The Guardian's April 14 article argues that diversity of genetic resources is the key to climate change adaptation.
The JIRCAS Open House 2022 is now accessible online until April 24 (Sun) at a special site on the official website. Today, we will introduce 2 activities, the "Stamp Rally Quiz” on international agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, and "360˚ Camera Video" from a researcher/animal's point of view.