COVID-19 threatens agriculture, food, nutrition security: WLE Chair joins international call for action
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.