Virtual Event - COVID-19: Implications for Global and Country-Level Food Security, Nutrition, and Poverty

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COVID-19 threatens devastating impacts on food security, poverty, and nutrition, particularly in developing countries. IFPRI researchers are taking an early look at the pandemic’s global and country-level implications, drawing on modeling and case studies.

Introduction

  • Introduction with focus on Economic Impacts / Implications: Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI

Rapid Fire Presentations

  • Global implications for food security and poverty: David Laborde Debucquet, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
  • Country level implications for food security and poverty: James Thurlow, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
  • Developments in India and implications for food security and nutrition: Purnima Menon, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
  • Developments in China and implications for food security and poverty: Xiaobo Zhang, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI

Closing Remarks 

  • Health and Nutrition Impacts / Implications: John McDermott, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

    Moderator

    • Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director, Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff, Director General’s Office, IFPRI

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