The UN Food and Agricultural Organization is continuing efforts to contain the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa despite the challenges and constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Imagine a virtual space where to search and find what decision makers are doing in their countries worldwide to respond to and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. A global library that provides detailed information on how different countries, with different social and fiscal landscapes and diverse agricultural endowments, are trying to keep their supply chains moving amid the disruptions caused by travel and other health restrictions.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) have signed a partnership agreement which foresees joint efforts to support smallholder farmers through technological innovation.

Food systems are evolving quickly to meet growing and changing demand, but they are not serving everyone’s needs. IFPRI’s flagship report looks at the obstacles and opportunities as well as the growing range of tools and technologies for building inclusive food systems.

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Food systems are critical to every aspect of people’s well-being, from what they eat to how they earn their livelihoods to their options for the future. IFPRI’s flagship report highlights the critical role that inclusive food systems can play in improving nutrition, creating employment and income-generating opportunities, and increasing empowerment of disadvantaged groups.

 

Programme

Overview: Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI

Moderator: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director, Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI

Presenters:

  • John McDermott, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)
  • Rob Vos, Director, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI
  • Laura Zseleczky, Program Manager, IFPRI

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7 April 2020
12:15 PM TO 01:15 PM EDT
This event will be online only. Watch online at IFPRI's event page

Food systems are critical to every aspect of people’s well-being, from what they eat to how they earn their livelihoods to their options for the future. IFPRI’s flagship report highlights the critical role that inclusive food systems can play in improving nutrition, creating employment and income-generating opportunities, and increasing empowerment of disadvantaged groups.

 

Programme

Overview: Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI

Moderator: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director, Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI

Presenters:

  • John McDermott, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)
  • Rob Vos, Director, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI
  • Laura Zseleczky, Program Manager, IFPRI

Register here 

In this interview, Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO’s Emergency and Resilience Division, explains the particular challenges COVID-19 poses in vulnerable communities already coping with high levels of hunger due to pre-existing crises -- and how the Organization is gearing up to help.

The UNSCN Annual Report for 2019 is a compilation of actions taken by the UNSCN Secretariat to achieve the Strategic Objectives as set out in the UNSCN Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

World food prices declined sharply in March, driven by demand-side contractions linked to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the drop in global oil prices due mostly to expectations of economic slowdown. The FAO Food Price Index declined 4.3 percent from February.
resources and examples of actions taken to mitigate the consequences; and what UN agencies are proposing to respond to the crisis.
  • Moderator: Anna Herforth, Ag2Nut, will outline the reason for coming together, what we know about nutrition and disease interactions, and how we can use our discussion to act and speak with one voice.