Protectionist Policies, Climate Change Threaten Efforts To End Malnutrition, Improve Food Security, Report Says
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Climate change and protectionism could harm efforts to feed the world: report
“Rising protectionist and anti-trade sentiments threaten efforts to curb malnutrition even as more people go hungry and climate pressures rise, a U.S.-based think-tank said on Tuesday. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) noted the benefits of a free flow of goods — it improves the availability of food and keeps supplies stable, which prevents droughts from becoming famines. It also helps nutrition by ensuring food variety…” (Win, 3/20).