Food security is threatened the world over, with the number of chronically undernourished people increasing from 775 million in 2014 to 821 million in 2017. This situation is likely to worsen by the effects of climate change, which is exacerbating problems in agricultural food supply, particularly in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa. Under these conditions, will the world community be able to meet its target of ending hunger and malnutrition by 2030?
We discuss this crucial humanitarian crisis with Ivo Wallimann-Helmer, Professor for Environmental Humanities at the University of Fribourg Environmental Sciences and Humanities Institute in this very first episode of our special series, Mahlzeit, brought to you by Brill as part of the Humanities Matter podcast. Join us to learn more about Prof. Wallimann-Helmer’s views on ethics, food security, and climate change as he discusses his edited book, "Justice and Food Security in a Changing Climate".