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IRC Warns of Impending Global Food Crisis: Urges Extension of Black Sea Grain Deal

In a time of record food insecurity affecting 349 million people across 79 countries, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has issued a warning about the impending expiration of the Black Sea grain deal, emphasizing the potential for further instability in the food market. With Ukrainian and Russian grain accounting for up to 90% of imports in East African countries grappling with a food security crisis, extending the Black Sea Grain Initiative becomes imperative.

Unlocking Finance for Smallholder Farmers in Africa’s Food System

A three-day African Regional Exchange was held recently, bringing together farmers, bankers, governments, and development partners from across Africa and beyond to discuss ways to provide smallholder farmers with the finance they need to improve and scale up the sustainable forest and farm management practices. The event, organized by the Forest and Farm Facility, aimed to share experiences and lessons on how to overcome the challenges of getting finance to smallholder producers living in remote areas and experiencing some of the worst effects of climate change.

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