Agrifood Forum 2023: Setting the Scene
This AgriFood Forum’s primary focus is to address an array of multifaceted difficulties besetting the agri-food ecosystem. Unprecedented global events, such as COVID-19’s effects on logistics and human resources and the extreme weather phenomena caused by climate change, have made the sector’s problems worse in recent years. The geopolitical landscape, including recent crises like the Russian invasion of Ukraine, has injected another layer of complexity, raising the costs of critical inputs like energy and fertilizers. These stressors are immediate in their impact and have long-term implications for food security and economic stability across nations.