Feeding Tigers: Agriculture Offers Emerging Markets a Route to Post-Covid Resilience

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From wet markets to empty markets, the functionality of food systems has shaped the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact, making it desperately clear that the status quo is unsustainable. Unsurprisingly, the inequities of the food system have been most acutely felt among the world’s poor and marginalized people.

The effects of this pandemic are felt widely but unevenly, yet around the world, the common thread is food and food systems. No country or region can progress alone. But by leveraging all our agricultural research and innovation to bake in greater resilience in our food systems going forwards, we can accelerate the recovery and future-proof our food security.

Read the full opinion editorial by Kundhavi Kadiresan, CGIAR Managing Director for Global Engagement and Innovation, published by AllAfrica on May 19, 2021.

Header photo by M. Mitchell/IFPRI.

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