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167. COVID-19 and Global Food System

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It's been almost a year since the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was first confirmed in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019. Since then, the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has rapidly spread around the world due to movement of people and economic activities. The impact of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis has swept the globe, particularly impacting vulnerable societies with limited access to the social insurance system, rapidly widening poverty and inequality, and the likelihood of a hunger pandemic has also become a serious concern. With the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about global food security have increased, and the global food system has come to the fore as a channel of transmission. In discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the food system, distribution, consumption and production are of particular interest. On November 10, 2020, JIRCAS will hold a symposium on the theme of COVID-19 and the global food system to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding. The registration deadline is on November 4th until 5:00 PM. Please register and join us.

The JIRCAS International Symposium 2020, scheduled online on November 10 (Tuesday), will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the global food system and agricultural research agendas in the post-corona era. Please join us.

JIRCAS 50th Year Anniversary International Symposium 2020

The role of international collaboration in agricultural research to address challenges in the post-COVID-19 global food system

Symposium Program・Introduction of Speakers and Panelists

Japanese https://www.jircas.go.jp/sites/default/files/event/file/e20200925.pdf

English  https://www.jircas.go.jp/sites/default/files/event/file/50th_program_en…


Contributor: IIYAMA Miyuki (Research Strategy Office)