COVID-19

Opinion: The COVID-19 crisis has brought with it many important warnings and lessons. None more so than the fragility of our global food system.

Shenggen Fan is Chair Professor of China Agricultural University, former Director General of International Food Policy Research Institute and member of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. The COVID-19 crisis has brought with it many important warnings and lessons. None more so than highlighting the fragility of our global food system. Dangerous weaknesses have…

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Opinion: How science and technology can help rebuild healthier and more sustainable food systems

Dr Celso Moretti is President of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), which is the largest agricultural research enterprise in Brazil, falling within the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply. An expert in plant and food science technology, Dr Moretti joined the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition in October 2019.  The COVID-19 pandemic has spread…

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COVID-19: Safeguarding food systems and promoting healthy diets

Launch of a new Policy Brief on COVID-19    29th June 2020 – The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is today announcing the launch of its latest policy brief, COVID-19: safeguarding food systems and promoting healthy diets.    The brief focuses on the profound impacts the pandemic has already had on food systems…

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Covid-19, Food Systems and Nutrition: Statement from our Co-Chairs

In these challenging times, our thoughts are with those across the world who are working tirelessly to contain the Coronavirus outbreak, with those who have lost family members and friends, and all whose livelihoods are threatened. The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has brought the fragility of food systems even more sharply into focus. It shows how…

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