Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Friday, April 24, 2020

WEBINAR: Avoiding a Looming Food Crisis

24 April 2020. WEBINAR of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Organised by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Countries in the Global North have been hardest hit by COVID-19, but the virus has already begun to reach countries in the Global South.

These countries’ limited access to essential resources that would mitigate the spread of the disease puts them at extreme risk — threatening their health and food supply. Prior outbreaks such as Ebola and SARS have shown the wide range of disruptions to agriculture markets in these areas. What can be done now and in the future to ensure continued global food trade and avoid a global health and food crisis?

Video forthcoming

26 March 2020. Global Food Security Challenges in the Era of COVID-19
COVID-19 has had large scale impacts on the global food system, affecting everything from supply chains and markets to agriculture production and the labor force. In the face of system shocks, how are companies responding to the rising consumer demand and what are the lasting impacts?

  • Sara Menker of Gro Intelligence
  • Sanjeev Krishnan of S2G Ventures 
  • Laura Reiley of The Washington Post  

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