november, 2020

thu12nov17h4518h30From the field to the fridge: Preventing a food crisis amid Covid-1917h45 - 18h30 Session theme:Covid-19

Speakers for this event



  • Christine OCKRENT

    Christine OCKRENT

    France Culture

    France Culture

  • David BEASLEY

    David BEASLEY

    UN World Food Programme (WFP)

    UN World Food Programme (WFP)


According to the UN, the pandemic’s economic consequences are contributing to significant food security deterioration, including rising numbers of people pushed into acute hunger in fragile countries. It is possible that hunger will leave more casualties than Covid-19. On the front line, the World Food Programme (WFP), recipient of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, is providing more aid than ever. With sudden lockdowns, the disruption of supply chains hit the whole planet. Inventory levels and production capacity decreased everywhere, making both the production and distribution of food more complicated. For the industrial and agricultural sectors alike, political and logistical issues arise. How can the international community collaborate to prevent a worldwide food crisis?

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