Marie Haga is associate vice president of external relations and governance at the United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development. She has extensive experience in conservation, food security, and politics. She is the former executive director at the Global Crop Diversity Trust, and she previously served as a Norwegian member of Parliament and has held three ministerial positions.
Hunger is both a cause and result of conflict. To break this vicious circle, it is imperative to invest more in rural small-scale farmers. They hold the key to building sustainable food systems that contribute to peaceful and healthy communities.