In 2021, 193 million people were affected by food crisis. Conflicts, socio-economic shocks (Covid-19) and climate change are the main drivers for food crises but poverty and inequalities, including gender inequalities, remain structural causes. The consequences of the war in Ukraine are adding to this situation, with specific challenges for development partners. As the Global Gateway highlights, solutions need to be designed to respond to both current risks and future threats. The FARM initiative is an example. Team Europe and development partners are fully mobilized to respond to these challenges and support long term goals such as the resilience of populations based on sustainable food systems, while adapting to the global geopolitical context and its consequences for food security.