Foreign Affairs Discussion Group
Date: July 6, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Witherle Library foreign affairs discussion group is scheduled to meet via zoom on Wednesday, July 6 from 5-6pm. All are welcome. As agreed, the topic will be the foreign affairs issues of global agricultural production and trade, including
— who’s short of which commodities,
— the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,
— climate change impacts,
— increased humanitarian demands,
— the effects of sanctions policies on agriculture inputs such as energy, seeds, fertilizer, as well as transport,
— countries most affected by Russia’s war on Ukraine, and
— foreign policy options.
The attached background reading is from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 6/22 report entitled Food Outlook. It’s comprehensive but readable and will set the stage for discussions. There is a special section of the report focused on the broad impacts of Russia’s war on Ukraine. As well, there are policy recommendations from the FAO to address the countries most at risk.