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Webinar: Build Back Better: Ensuring Global Food Security and Accelerating a Resilient Recovery in the Face of COVID-19

COVID-19 has unleashed a global health pandemic and economic crisis, posing unprecedented challenges for food systems around the world. Food supplies could be massively disrupted due to measures put in place to control the spread of COVID-19. The number of people suffering from chronic hunger – estimated at well over 800 million before the crisis – could rise dramatically.

The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), of which WRI is a core partner, has urged governments, businesses, civil society and international agencies to take urgent, coordinated action to prevent the COVID pandemic leading to global and regional food security crises in coming months. This webinar will explore three key actions:

  • How to keep the supply of food flowing across the world through open trade and supporting farmers and others involved in food production and supply
  • How to scale support to the most vulnerable by ensuring access to nutritious, affordable food for all
  • How to invest in sustainable, resilient food systems to sow seeds of recovery for people and planet


  • Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, Managing Partner, Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition
  • Gerda Verburg, United Nations Assistant Secretary General, Coordinator of the SUN Movement
  • Shenggen Fan, Chair Professor, China Agricultural University
  • Claudia Martinez, Director, E3 Asesorias, Colombia, Board Member of the Green Climate Fund
  • David Nabarro, Co-Director, IGHI (Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation) at the Imperial College London & COVID-19 WHO Special Envoy
  • Edward Davey, Director, Food and Land Use Partnerships and Engagement, Food and Land Use Coalition/WRI (Moderator)

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