COVID-19, food systems, and One Health in an urbanizing world: Research responses at a national level
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The course and effects of COVID-19 have exposed new vulnerabilities in our global food system. The movement restrictions imposed by the pandemic have intensified economic and health challenges among the world’s poorer population, prompting a response from the scientific community, and especially among those researchers with CGIAR and its many partners.
In a July 6 side event for the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) Science Days, attended live by an audience of nearly 800 people worldwide, an expert panel gathered online to discuss the evolving evidence of the impacts of COVID-19 on urban food systems and the urban poor who suffered disproportionately during the pandemic.
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