Transforming food systems after COVID-19

This report from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) explores what the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and government responses mean for the effort to transform food systems to be more healthy and sustainable. 

The report’s recommendations include:

  • Use lessons learned from the pandemic to steer the food system towards being more resilient, healthy and sustainable.
  • Use events planned for 2021 (including the UN Food Systems Summit, COP26 and the Nutrition for Growth Summit) to put food systems transformation on the development agenda.
  • Expand social protection policies to protect vulnerable populations during economic, health or environmental crises.
  • Seek innovative methods of financing food systems transformation, including support for impact investment and redirection of public funding.

Read the full report, 2021 Global food policy report: Transforming food systems after COVID-19, here or here (PDF link). See also the Table explainer What is the connection between infectious diseases in humans and livestock?

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29 Apr 2021
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