New report from CGIAR COVID-19 Hub offers food systems lessons from the pandemic, insights for building resilience
- Impact Area
The impacts of COVID-19 on our global food system have affected the food security and nutritional wellbeing of millions of people worldwide, with market closures, supply disruptions and losses in income and employment. Understanding the extent and nature of these impacts will be critical to building resilience to future shocks, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
CGIAR researchers have conducted the first world-level assessment of the impacts of COVID-19 on food security. This is the first retrospective assessment of the pandemic impact completed at the global scale, covering the entire 12 months of 2020.
Photo credit: Market near Khulungira Village, in central Malawi (ILRI/Stevie Mann)