The heads of the FAO, IMF, World Bank Group, World Food Programme and WTO have issued a joint statement calling for “urgent action to address the global food security crisis”. They say this requires a “continued comprehensive and coordinated effort to support efficient production & trade,” with improved transparency, accelerated innovation and joint planning and investments in food systems transformation. In the second of its kind, FAO director general QU Dongyu, IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva, WBG president David Malpass, WFP executive director David Beasley & WTO director general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala underline that the war in Ukraine “continues to exacerbate the global food security and nutrition crisis, with high and volatile energy, food and fertiliser prices, restrictive trade policies, and supply chain disruptions.”