A report says significant flooding that followed a drought in Australia is an example of a food shock. Countries such as Canada, the United States and Australia can see a drought in one area and a bumper crop in another, which smooths out the shocks, but not all countries are as fortunate.  | REUTERS/Jason Reed photo

Food shocks threaten to disrupt global trade

An international study finds that crops and livestock are slightly more shock-prone than fisheries and aquaculture

Food shocks are happening more frequently around the world because of extreme weather and geopolitical crises. These shocks, which are described as the sudden loss of food production, pose challenges for the United Nations’ sustainable development goals because they can disrupt food supplies and harm food security and human well-being. An international study led by […] Read more