Food security: EU to step up its support to African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

On 21 June 2022, the European Commission adopted a proposal to mobilise €600 million from the reserves of the European Development Fund (EDF) to address the current food security crisis aggravated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

These funds will support ACP countries to cope with the dire situation, through humanitarian assistance (€150 million), sustainable production and resilience of food systems (€350 million) and macro-economic support (€100 million).

These €600 million envelop, announced at the 2022 European Development Days, will contribute to the EU Global Food Security Response to help tackle the food crisis, comes on top on top of already mobilised humanitarian assistance worldwide, and funds from NDICI-Global Europe earmarked for projects on sustainable agriculture, basic nutrition, water and sanitation, and social safety protection, amounting to over €2 billion in Sub-Saharan Africa.