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.
• 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