Thinking Across Latitudes Podcast

Perspectives on Hunger

January 19, 2024
Hermine Sam
Eilish Zembilci
Isabelle Tsakok
Alex de Waal
2 min read
In this Thinking Across Latitudes episode, we examine food through the lens of insecurity.


Tune in to understand the motivators of food related insecurity, the historical roots of Western responses to global food insecurity and how policies can be built to encourage food stability around the world.

According to the commonly recognised definition, which was stated in 1996 at the Food and Agriculture Organisation-hosted World Food Summit, food security is the guarantee that each person has constant access to food that is both affordable and safe in addition to being healthful. Despite this, a startling number of communities throughout the world face difficulties in meeting their basic nutritional demands or obtaining regular access to food. 

This definition establishes a high bar, considering a country to be food secure only when all its residents have regular access to a sufficient supply of safe, wholesome food that allows them to lead active, healthy lives, both financially and physically.

Join our conversation with guest, Eilish Zembilci, affiliated with the World Food Program USA, the CSIS Global Food Security Program, and Duke University, who shared her insights into Food Security and its geopolitical implications. And hear from the perspectives of Isabelle Tsakok, Economist and Consultant on Agriculture and Rural Development, and Alexander de Waal, executive director of the World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.