Resilient food systems post-COVID at the AAAS Annual Meeting

IIASA is organizing a panel discussion at the 2021 virtual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting. Drawing on the outcomes of the IIASA-ISC Consultative Science Platform, international experts will discuss the impact of the pandemic on food systems, the recovery process from the 2020 crisis and how to better respond to disasters in the future.
Resilient food systems post-COVID at the AAAS Annual Meeting

The humanitarian and socioeconomic crisis triggered by COVID-19 reveals vulnerabilities and inter-dependencies embedded in our current food systems. Despite globally robust food supply, rising levels of poverty, food and nutritional insecurity have been observed in developed and developing countries due to loss of income, unemployment, inadequate social safety nets, and local disruptions in food supply associated with disruptions of movement of goods and people.

Panelists include:

• Ruben G. Echeverria, Chair, Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (CoSAI)

• Ismahane A. Elouafi, Chief Scientist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

• Franziska Gaupp, Director, Food System Economics Commission, EAT; Guest Research Scholar, IIASA

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