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Position paper - Addressing food security

30 Nov 2022
All Committees
Agriculture & Food

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) continues to condemn Russia's war on Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. We stand with the people of Ukraine and all those facing incredible suffering and violence. The conflict has exacerbated food insecurity in vulnerable countries around the world, especially in Africa and the Middle East. To address the ongoing global food security crisis, governments, civil society organisations and the private sector must collaborate to identify and implement short and long-term measures. Among those is encouraging free trade of agricultural products, which is essential to help mitigate the ongoing and emerging geopolitical impact of food shortages. In addition, the EU’s climate and environmental objectives must be met without compromising food security. Finally, creating the right ecosystem to promote innovation and collaboration across the agri-food value chain remains critical to finding sustainable and durable solutions that address the ongoing crisis and prevent future ones.

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