IFDC 2022 ANNUAL REPORT

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June 2023
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At the World Food Prize Foundation's annual International Borlaug Dialogue, the "three C's" (COVID-19, climate change, and conflict) were identified as significant factors affecting global food security. Despite their familiarity, these challenges persist, posing threats to small-scale farmers and vulnerable populations. As of June 2023, the World Bank reports high food price inflation in many countries, particularly low-income ones. The inflation surge is exacerbated by limited food reserves in these countries. Strengthening and making food systems less vulnerable is critical for humanity's battle against food insecurity, climate change, and ongoing crises. Soil health is identified as a crucial aspect of food systems transformation to feed the growing population, preserve biodiversity, and mitigate climate change effects. The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has launched decision-support dashboards to address fertilizer crises and support soil health initiatives. This article emphasizes the importance of soil health in achieving food security and presents IFDC's efforts in promoting resilient food systems through various projects and partnerships.
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Food security, COVID-19, Climate change, Soil health
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