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COVID-19 and the risk to food supply chains: How to respond?

Countries have shut down the economy to slow the spread of coronavirus. Supermarket shelves remain stocked for now, but a protracted pandemic crisis could quickly put a strain on the food supply chain. Countries must prioritize health, meet the needs of the most vulnerable people, and keep the food supply flowing by prioritizing the health of the workers in this sector and their outputs. This document provides specific recommendations to governments to protect vulnerable populations and keep the food supply open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resource Information

Date

March 27, 2020

Author

FAO

Type

Strategy/Framework

Setting

Community-at-large

Topic

Food Security & Access to Food, Food Systems & Local Food

Language

English

Jurisdiction

National, International

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