25 March 2020. CGIAR, as the world’s largest public research network on food systems, provides evidence to help understand and address threats to food and nutrition security from the COVID-19 pandemic, such as:
- The food system has been significantly affected, and these impacts will grow if processing enterprises cannot restart production in a near future;
- Production of staple food crops such as wheat, rice, and vegetables will be affected if the outbreak continues into critical planting periods;
- Domestic and international trade disruptions may trigger food price panics;
- Restrictions on mobility may lead to labor shortages.
- Introducing enabling policies for spring planting and increasing support for production entities;
- Ensuring the smooth flow of trade and making full use of the international market as a vital tool to secure food supply and demand;
- Ensuring smooth logistical operations of regional agricultural and food supply chains;
- Monitoring food prices and strengthening market supervision;
- Protecting vulnerable groups and providing employment services to migrant workers;
- Regulating wild food markets to curb the source of the disease;
- Measuring impact on small and medium-sized businesses;
- Analyzing how much global poverty will increase because of COVID-19.
The response also includes all of the the latest COVID-19 news, research and analysis from across the CGIAR System.
Read more about the CGIAR response here: https://www.cgiar.org/news-events/all-news/our-response-to-covid-19/