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How to Fix the Global Food Crisis

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With the war in Ukraine impacting food supply chains around the globe, how can we ensure food security? How can wealthy nations help boost developing countries’ capacities to produce food for themselves? And why is the popular conception of farmers all wrong? 

Foreign Policy will launch its Fall 2022 print issue this month, focused on the global food crisis and how, despite a deepening climate crisis and the largest war on European soil since World War II, food security is in fact possible. Join FP’s executive editor, Amelia Lester, and Sarah Taber, one of the issue’s contributors, along with the World Food Program’s chief economist, Arif Husain, for a live discussion on the current food shortage, possible solutions, and much else.  

Sarah Taber

Crop Scientist & ex-farm worker

Sarah Taber is a crop scientist, author, and ex-farm worker with 25 years’ experience in the food system. She runs a farm consulting business and a small farm in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Arif Husain

Chief economist, U.N. World Food Program

Arif Husain is the chief economist and the director of the United Nations World Food Program’s research, assessments, and monitoring division. 

Executive editor, Foreign Policy

Amelia Lester

Executive editor, Foreign Policy

Amelia Lester is the executive editor at Foreign Policy. She has worked as a journalist on three continents, most recently reporting in Japan for publications including the Economist, the New York Times, and the New York Review of Books. Previously, she was the editor in chief of the weekend magazine of the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age newspapers and, before that, managing editor and an executive editor at the New Yorker. Lester lives in Washington, D.C., and is a graduate of Harvard University.

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