How Rockefeller's RM443mil plan aims to produce climate-friendly food

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  • Monday, 11 Apr 2022

Jason Grauer, the seed and crop director at Stone Barns, at Stone Barns’ greenhouse last April in Tarrytown, New York. Rockefeller grantee Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is working on innovative, community-based ways to increase access to food and use sustainable environmental practices. Photo: William Rouse/Media RED/AP

The pandemic sent global hunger soaring, but now the war in Ukraine is making the problem far worse. Since Russia and Ukraine together supply 30% of global wheat exports, a big chunk of the world is losing access to food.

Now the Rockefeller Foundation is trying to deal with some of these challenges with a US$105mil (RM443mil) plan to improve food access, make nutritious and healthy food more widely available, and advance production of food in ways that do not harm the planet.

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