The 3-hour session will include an introduction by the UNCTAD Secretariat, member States interventions to illustrate their challenges, and those that received support to improved access to affordable food and energy for their populations.
UNCTAD's work in support of the Global Crisis Response Group has highlighted some solutions areas. The long supply chains that characterize current food markets make food more expensive and less safe for consumers, while at the same time making food access vulnerable to different types of shocks such as incidents in logistical choke points. Shortening food supply chains could be part of the solution to food insecurity in the long run.
- Better understanding and awareness of trade and logistics issues in the current context.
- Better understanding of policy options and UNCTAD and other solutions to supply chain challenges.