Food security and COVID-19

  • 09th April 2020
  • by secretary
7 April 2020. The Ceres 2030 project—a joint initiative by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Cornell University—organised an online 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? Join us for a discussion on the implications of COVID-19 for agriculture and food systems, now and into the future.

  • 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
  • Moderator: Carin Smaller, IISD

Video recording forthcoming

8 avril 2020. Le project Ceres 2030 a organisé une réflexion sur les implications de la pandémie du COVID-19 sur la sécurité alimentaire mondiale. Ceres2030 est une initiative conjointe de l’Institut international du développement durable (IIDD), de l’Institut international de recherche sur les politiques alimentaires (IFPRI) et Cornell University.

Alors que les mesures de confinement se poursuivent et que les questionnements sur la sécurité alimentaire et COVID-19 emergent, qu’apprenons-nous? Que savons-nous, quelles suggèrent les tendances, qu’ignore t’on encore?

  • SE Joseph Antoine Kasonga Mukuta, Ministère de l’Agriculture, RDC
  • Issa Barro, Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Équipement Rural, Senegal
  • Christophe Bazivamo, Secrétariat de la Communauté de l’Afrique de l’Est (EAC)
  • Sophia Murphy, Institute International du Développement Durable (IISD)
  • David Laborde, Institut international de recherche sur les politiques alimentaires (IFPRI)
  • Modératrice: Carin Smaller, Institut international du développement durable (IISD)

Video recording forthcoming

Other forthcoming webinars:
14 April 2020. COVID-19: Implications for Global and Country-Level Food Security, Nutrition, and Poverty
COVID-19 threatens devastating impacts on food security, poverty, and nutrition, particularly in developing countries. IFPRI researchers are taking an early look at the pandemic’s global and country-level implications.

  • Economic Impacts / Implications: Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI 
  • Global implications for food security and poverty: David Laborde Debucquet, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI 
  • Country level implications for food security and poverty: James Thurlow, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI 
  • Developments in India and implications for food security and nutrition: Purnima Menon, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI 
  • Developments in China and implications for food security and poverty: Xiaobo Zhang, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI 
  • Closing Remarks Health and Nutrition Impacts / Implications: John McDermott, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH
  • Moderator Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director, Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff, Director General’s Office, IFPRI

The coronavirus pandemic has presented a series of challenges to the global volunteer community. However, despite the various obstacles and hurdles, volunteers around the world are using this as an opportunity to come together in solidarity and turn the crisis into a catalyst to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Lynn Wagner and Faye Leone: How will the pandemic likely impact the SDGs and its implications for volunteer-led organizations around the world. – International Institute for Sustainable Development  (IISD)