March 2nd at 8:30am CST - March 2nd at 10:00am CST
Food systems lessons from COVID-19: From understanding fragilities to building resilience
COVID-19’s impacts on our global food system have affected the food security and nutritional wellbeing of millions of people worldwide, with market closures, supply disruptions, and income and employment losses. Understanding the extent and nature of these impacts will be critical to building resilience to future shocks.
At this seminar, researchers from the CGIAR COVID-19 Hub present results from the first global assessment of the impacts of COVID-19 on food systems and their actors. The analysis highlights points of vulnerability and resilience, identifies who suffered and who benefitted, and examines how lockdowns and other policies shaped outcomes. Considering these findings, a panel discussion will offer insights and suggestions on what steps must be taken to avoid these negative impacts in future emergencies.
- Christophe Béné, Principal Scientist, Sustainable Food Systems, the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
- Namukolo Covic, Senior Research Coordinator, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health and IFPRI
- Sophia Murphy, Executive Director, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
- Thomas Reardon, Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
- John McDermott, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and co-lead, CGIAR COVID-19 Hub
- Ekaterina Krivonos, Deputy Director, Programs, CGIAR System Organization and co-Chair, CGIAR COVID-19 Hub
To register for the event, please see the event listing on IFPRI's website.