Governments, businesses, civil society and international agencies must take urgent, coordinated action to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from leading to global and regional food security crises.
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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 by efforts 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-19 pandemic leading to global and regional food security crises in coming months. This webinar explores how to keep the supply of food flowing across the world; ensure access to nutritious, affordable food for all; and 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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