Non – Governmental organisation, Action Aid expresses worry over cost of local food, fuel prices and fertiliser in some of the world’s most at-risk communities.

Written by on May 7, 2022

A Non – Governmental organisation, Action Aid in a new research has expressed worry over the cost of local food, fuel prices and fertiliser which has more than triple in some of the world’s most at-risk communities

An ActionAid International’s global climate justice lead, Teresa Anderson said the conflict in Ukraine has created a perfect storm of skyrocketing prices for food, fuel and fertiliser, disproportionately affecting local communities with a prediction that the world is now on track for a global food crisis that looks far more deadly, devastating, and prolonged than 2007-08.

For the Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria Ene Obi, the current hyper-inflation has made the meagre income of many Nigerians insignificant; for a government committed to lifting 100million Nigerian out of poverty, there is a need for reflection and immediate action.

ActionAid calls for the immediate roll-out of social protection measures, which target women and girls, including cash transfers and food support, to assist families most at risk. It wants Governments to rapidly train farmers on agro ecological approaches to avert dramatic global yield losses from a worldwide lack of fertilisers.

In the longer term, the group wants governments dependent on food imports to invest in national and regional food reserves to act as buffers and reduce countries’ vulnerability to food shortages and price rises.

Seun Fakorede

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