Public discussion announcement. Food security of territorial communities during the war: global and local perspectives

Date: July 21, 2022

Time: 11:00 – 13:00

Format of the event: offline and online for participants, online for everyone

Languages: Ukrainian, English (simultaneous interpretation)

On July 21, 2022, the Ukraine Crisis Media Center (2 Khreshchatyk St., Kyiv) will host a public discussion “Food security of territorial communities during the war: global and local perspectives”, organized jointly by the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine and USAID HOVERLA Activity.

Ukraine’s contribution to the world food market in 2021 was equivalent to providing food for 400 million people. The full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation disrupted the systems of production, processing, and supply of food, in particular, to the international market.

According to the International Organization for Migration, there are more than 8 million internally displaced persons living in territorial communities within Ukraine. Local authorities have become the ones who bear a significant burden in terms of providing food for internally displaced people, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and families who lost relatives at the front.

During the event, the participants will discuss the food security of territorial communities during the war from global and local perspectives.

Key issues of discussion:

  • The policy of the Government of Ukraine in the field of ensuring food security in the conditions of martial law: state and prospects.
  • Food security in the vision of territorial communities: challenges and solutions.
  • Institutional support of territorial communities by international organizations to achieve food security.

The list of event participants and the program are available at the link.

In order to take part in the discussion online, representatives of territorial communities and mass media should register through the Google form at the link. All registered participants will receive a Zoom link.

The event will be broadcasted on the Facebook pages of the Decentralization portal and the Ukraine Crisis Media Center, as well as on the YouTube channels of the Ukraine Crisis Media Center in Ukrainian and English. Viewers can leave questions for speakers in the comment section under the broadcasts.


The event is organized by Ukraine Crisis Media Center within the project “Communication support to Ukraine’s territorial communities for better coordination and outreach” that is made possible by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the generous support of the American people through USAID HOVERLA Activity and USAID AGRO Program.  

The contents of this event do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.