COVID-19: Food supply chains under strain, what to do?

  • 30th March 2020
  • by secretary
26 March 2020. As the novel coronavirus Covid-19 continues to spread, putting enormous strains on the public health systems around the world, questions have been raised about its potential impact on food supply, food demand as well as on the global economy as a whole.

Maximo Torero, FAO chief economist, describes the impact of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition, identifying policy actions to look at in order to keep the food supply chain alive.