Soraya Rodríguez defended the need to work with partner countries to improve their food autonomy and guarantee the right to food.
Soraya Rodríguez, MEP for Ciudadanos and member of Renew Europe, made an intervention in relation to the first report on food insecurity of this legislature. In her speech, Rodríguez thanked the initiative and highlighted the serious food insecurity situation affecting more than 800 million people in the world.
Food insecurity, already worrying before the start of the war in Ukraine, has worsened further as a result of the conflict. Countries like Ethiopia, Yemen and Afghanistan face a severe food insecurity situation, with millions of people in precarious conditions.
Soraya Rodríguez has emphasized the use of hunger as a weapon of war by Putin and has highlighted the importance of collaborating with partners and developing countries to improve their food autonomy. Likewise, she has urged to strengthen the resilience of food systems and provide support to farmers and, especially, women farmers. She has highlighted the need to strengthen humanitarian aid, recalling that the right to food is a fundamental right that must be guaranteed at all times.