COVID-19 provides lessons for food systems reform
May 19, 2021
While the COVID-19 pandemic has left millions unable to meet basic nutritional needs and disrupted supply chains, it also provides a window into opportunities for much-needed food systems reform, according to the 2021 Global Food Policy Report. The annual report, produced by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) examined the impact COVID-19 has had on the world’s already fragile food systems. Lost income caused by lockdowns and mobility restrictions has increased global food insecurity, and the pandemic exposed drastic inequalities within food systems based on factors such as geography, gender, and socioeconomic status.