COVID-19 threatens agriculture, food, nutrition security: WLE Chair joins international call for action
- Impact Area
In an open letter to the United Nations and national governments, global experts and leaders are calling for collective, proactive action to address the impacts of COVID-19 on food systems around the world. Ann Tutwiler, Steering Committee Chair of CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), joined over 170 others as a signatory.
The memo endorses efforts led by leading international organizations and emphasizes that while COVID-19 is a major public health crisis, it is also putting food systems under immense stress. Governments must scale up initiatives to maintain and protect food supply chains.