Communities across the world are facing a food security crisis. Over 690 million people worldwide experience hunger on a daily basis. This has only been exacerbated by the impacts of COVID-19: The number of people facing acute food insecurity could double to 265 million by the end of 2020.

In an opinion piece for CNBC Africa, UN Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata explains why bolstering women’s role in the food system and supporting them as change agents can have broad and lasting benefits for our communities and environment.

 

Now is a unique moment to collectively aim for economic, social and environmental transformation on a previously unthinkable scale. Women can lay the foundation and lead the effort to build back better – we just have to give them the chance.” -- UN Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata

 

Read the full opinion piece here.