About the Webinar

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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