The invasion of Ukraine has driven up already high global agricultural commodity prices. The consequences of expected disruptions in the delivery of Ukrainian grains and oilseeds are under scrutiny and speculations, with impacts already factual in many countries. High input prices (including feed compounds, fertilizers) cast a serious shadow on future production, and thus add to already vivid concerns with global food security associated with record highs in food prices (grains-based products, vegetable oils…). The conflict in the Black Sea region highlights interdependences between food systems, energy markets, global peace and food security for all, as well as their fragility in many countries. The Mediterranean region is one of the most vulnerable to these shocks, and requires robust instruments and arenas to appreciate the crises consequences on grain and derived products markets.
Those global events also put high in the agenda the debate on alternative agricultural policies, regulation tools and cooperation mechanisms.
MED-Amin network, in its upcoming plenary session, offers the opportunity to experts and decision-makers around the Basin to debate those current issues, affecting Mediterranean food systems and food security, and open a ground for joint solutions. In particular, the current crisis puts in perspective the necessary momentum of the MED-Amin regional initiative.
In this context, the 9th edition of MED-Amin annual meeting will take place in Zaragoza on 22 and 23 November 2022 and will gather decision-makers of the CIHEAM Mediterranean countries and relevant international organizations as well as representatives of key operators of the grains market, to discuss relevant issues and leads for a strengthened MED-Amin Early Warning System, share updates on cereal markets and market forecasts, present MED-Amin 2021-2022 activities, and discuss upcoming planning.
For more information visit MED-Amin site.