67. UN Policy Brief: COVID-19 Impact on Food and Nutrition Security
On June 9, 2020, the United Nations announced a policy brief titled “The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutrition”. A new coronavirus pandemic is a health and humanitarian crisis that threatens food and nutrition security for people who were originally suffering from hunger and malnutrition. Without extensive coordination of COVID-19 measures and mitigation measures for the impending global economic downturn, the functioning of the food system could collapse, leading to a health and nutrition crisis. The food system is also one of the causes of climate change and the global environmental crisis, and it is time to think about transforming the food system into one that is more comprehensive, sustainable, and resilient. The UN Policy Brief on the The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutrition is available here.
United Nations. Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutrition JUNE 2020.
Contributor: IIYAMA Miyuki (Research Strategy Office)