Virtual Meeting | COVID-19 & Global Food Security Implications (English Version)
The Ceres2030 project—a joint initiative by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Cornell University—hosted a virtual meeting to foster a reflection on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for global food security.
As the lock-downs continue and the commentaries on food security and COVID-19 start to come in, what are we learning? What do we know, what trends are suggestive, and what is still unknown? Our discussion focused on the implications of COVID-19 for agriculture and food systems, now and into the future.
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 4:00 p.m. CEST / 10:00 a.m. EST
- Issa Barro, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, Senegal
- Christophe Bazivamo, East African Community (EAC) Secretariat
- Jennifer Clapp, University of Waterloo; and High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) for the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
- David Laborde, IFPRI
- Carin Smaller, IISD
The virtual meeting recording can be viewed below and on IISD's YouTube channel.
*** Please note that this online reflection was held in English, but that a French language version followed on Wednesday, April 8.
April 7, 2020