ZEF-director Matin Qaim invited as expert for statement to Germany's Federal Parliamentary Committee on Food and Agriculture

May 16, 2022.  

Germany's Parliamentary Committee on Food and Agriculture held a public hearing on Monday, May 16, 2022, to discuss a motion from the CDU/CSU parliamentary group on securing global food supplies, entitled: "Helping Ukraine now and in the future, securing food supplies in the world and making European and German agriculture crisis-proof" (BT-Drs. 20/1336).

ZEF-director Matin Qaim was invited as one of six experts to give a statement. 

  • All information about the hearing on the website / mediathek of the Bundestag (Germany's Federal Parliament) (in German) here.
  • Read Prof. Qaim's statement on the motion (in German and written form) here, in which he points out the effects of the war against Ukraine for the Global South, especially with regard to reduced supplies and increasing prices. He also outlines possible political paths for short-term and mid- to long term actions by the Global North.
  • Watch the full video of the public hearing (in German) here. Qaim's main statement is from 00:52:29 - 01:06:15.



Matin Qaim

Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim