Food Security crisis: 17 ways the EU is stepping up for people

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Strengthening global food security

The EU will continue to show its full solidarity with countries around the world in addressing the consequences of war. The EU is a leading provider of humanitarian and development assistance to food and food systems.

  1. For the period 2021–2024, the EU is pledging at least €2.5 billion (€1.4 billion for development and €1.1 billion for humanitarian aid) for international cooperation with a nutrition objective. In the 2021–27 international cooperation programmes the EU will support food systems in about 70 partner countries.
    This includes over €1 billion to address food security in the Sahel, and €633 million for urgent support and to strengthen food systems and resilience in the Horn of Africa.
  2. Investing in making local markets more sustainable and resilient with initiatives to boost the region’s own production capacity. For this, the EU budget has already earmarked €3 billion to invest in agriculture and nutrition, water and sanitation programmes in Africa.
  3. Working closely with the United Nations and the G7 Presidency.

Support to Ukraine

Our priority is to make sure that Ukrainians have enough food, fuel and water. We will also help them to continue planting and growing cereals and oilseeds, much needed for themselves and for the world and facilitate their exports.

Supporting EU consumers and farmers

8. Improving the supply of food staples to ease price pressures.

Reinforcing the resilience and sustainability of our food systems

16. Enhancing resilience, by reducing the dependency of European agriculture on energy, energy intensive imports and feed imports is more than ever a necessity.

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