WEBINAR: Bridging Research and Policy Responses to COVID-19: Value Chain, Food Security

  • 12th June 2020
  • by secretary

The three United Nations Rome-based Agencies IFAD, FAO and WFP, jointly with the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR), the International Committee of Women in Agricultural Economics (ICWAE) of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), the World Bank, and IFPRI are organising a 2-day webinar.

The event will be webcast and the audience will be able to ask questions to speakers online by using the hashtag #IFADBridge.

The magnitude and breadth of COVID-19 impacts across the world are colossal. We already know that nations will experience economic downturns, with the IMF predicting a contraction in global growth in 2020.

Over the last few months, we have seen an endless number of projections, simulations and predictions about the evolution of COVID-19.

  • Virologists, scientists, economists have tried to use models to infer the implications of the pandemic. 
  • In the meantime, policy-makers are busy making quick decisions, actions and fund allocations. 
  • These two online talks on bridging research and policy responses to COVID-19 bring together academics and policy-makers to synthetize responses on the most relevant topics for the Rome-based food and agriculture Agencies: the future of the value chain, food security, women, youth and vulnerable groups in the post-coronavirus era.