Tokyo, 6 July 2022 (TDI): Japan has decided to respond to the threats to Global Food Security. The decision came due to the deterioration of global food security caused by the situation between Ukraine and Russia.
The Government of Japan has decided to give assistance of about $200 million through G7-led mechanisms.
The Prime Minister of Japan conveyed the $200 million food security assistance at the G7 summit held last month.
This will provide help to the countries that are facing food shortages. It will provide assistance and capacity building for countries to solve the food issue.
African and Middle Eastern countries are part of this program. The countries will receive emergency food assistance as well as humanitarian aid under the program.
The program will also support the promotion of grain exports from Ukraine. It is initiated with the help of bilateral assistance, Japanese NGOs, and United Nations agencies.
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Food assistance and capacity building for countries facing food shortages
Many countries especially Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries are facing huge food shortages due to global issues
To solve that, the program will provide $47.1 million for capacity-building food production and bilateral food assistance in countries facing food shortages.
It will also provide $36.14 million in Food assistance and capacity building for food production under the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
In addition, $19.72 million will also be provided for capacity building for food production under the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Emergency food assistance and support to promote grain exports from Ukraine
For nutrition assistance and Emergency food to promote grain exports from Ukraine, $68 million is allotted. It is also provided under United Nations World Food Programme.
$17 million is also allotted under the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to support the promotion of grain exports from Ukraine.
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will also cover Emergency food assistance. $5 million is allocated for this purpose.
Emergency food assistance of $10 million is also provided through Japanese NGOs.
The Japanese Government also mentioned that it will continue to support global food security by collaborating with the international community.