Tackling food insecurity and hunger
Tackling food insecurity and hunger

The unfolding food crisis poses a significant risk to the stability and sustainability of the global community. The effects of the COVID19 pandemic, sanctions and various protectionist economic measures are affecting global food markets, agricultural practices and fertilizer supply chains leaving the increasing number of people suffering from malnutrition, hunger, multiple health issues and – as a result – reduced productivity, hindering their ability to contribute to the economy. This, in turn, perpetuates a vicious cycle of poverty and inequality.
The least developed countries are particularly vulnerable to this crisis. Their already fragile economies, limited infrastructure, and high dependence on agriculture make them disproportionately affected by climate change and resource constraints. Without urgent support, they are likely to bear the brunt of the increase in undernourished populations.
The aim of the Andrey Melnichenko Foundation is to make a feasible contribution to ending hunger as well as ensuring food security for all, especially in the most vulnerable communities in Africa and Asia.
The objectives of the Foundation’s projects in this area include:
  • supporting projects that are designed to alleviate malnutrition and hunger;
  • raising awareness of the global community of the objective reasons behind worsening food access and promoting efforts to tackle them;
  • supporting research and education on innovative agriculture practices, effective governance, climate adaptation and resilient food-related supply chains, including the role of stable access to fertilizers.
AMF together with Thabo Mbeki foundation acted as one of commissioners of report «Major changes in the fertilizers market in 2022-2023 and their impact on global food security» that was presented during Cape Town Conversations, November 2023.
Thabo Mbeki and Andrey Melnichenko