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The Global Food Crisis

When the global food crisis erupted in 2007-08, international prices for major food staples reached their highest level in nearly 30 years, pushing the number of hungry people into the 1 billion mark and becoming the right to adequate food and nutrition of many more people is at risk. 

The crisis, which was widely described as a multi-dimensional food, energy, financial and climate crisis, and even a human rights crisis, exposed the cracks in a broken and unsustainable food system, forcing policymakers to recognize their failures. Ten years later, despite some progress, many of the structural causes that caused the crisis to persist.