Global report on food crises is now out: https://www.fsinplatform.org/global-report-food-crises-2020
The 2020 edition of The Global Report on Food Crises describes the scale of acute hunger in the world. It provides an analysis of the drivers that are contributing to food crises across the globe, and examines how the COVID-19 pandemic might contribute to their perpetuation or deterioration. The report is produced by the Global Network against Food Crises, an international alliance working to address the root causes of extreme hunger.
Here's an announcement from the Farm Foundation about an online discussion about the impact of the pandemic on American agriculture and food systems. Registration is free.
The forum will take place on April 28th, 2020:
A recent article by Roger Thurow about how the pandemic has showcased hunger in America.
Here's a note from a daily newsletter called The Hill. This particular email focuses on food that's being wasted during the pandemic.
This online, open-to-all session, sponsored by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will focus on food and nutrition during the pandemic:
FAO's Work on Nutrition and Food Systems in the time of COVID-19April 23, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 am (EDT)
Here's notice of early concerns over possible food shortages around the world in the wake of the health crisis:
The Global Food Security Program presents an
Are We Heading toward
Another Global Food Price Crisis? Friday, April 17, 202010:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.Center for Strategic & International Studies
Here is the link to the event: https://www.csis.org/events/online-event-are-we-heading-toward-another-global-food-price-crisis?utm_source=CSIS%20All&utm_campaign=7cab745f68-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_09_02_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f326fc46b6-7cab745f68-144498349
Here's another important appeal from the Maryland Food Bank. Similar appeals from other foodbanks across the country are underway. As the pandemic leads to greater levels of hunger, we are all called upon to pitch in. If you can, please donate. And, if you can write a poem about pandemic-caused hunger, in the Now More than Ever mode, please send it to PoetryXHunger@gmail.com so that we can post it on this website
While food security may not be directly addressed in this webinar, the general points that will be discussed will affect -- and be affected by -- food security:
Here's an article from the folks at Food Tank with helpful insights on how the food system is responding to the pandemic:
Here's an announcement about Childhood Nutrition and how the pandemic may impact it. Thanks to UN FAO and the Alliance to End Hunger for offering it: https://fao.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YvdOCrrz8jeADbueN3X4_h1A47f-LueA
Please join the Alliance to End Hunger, FAO North America, and a panel of experts for an important and timely online conversation on how eliminating childhood hunger not only builds the nation, but also helps propel the country as a model for the world.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended the world as we know it. With school closure from coast to coast, millions of children are at risk of face hunger if urgent actions are not taken. We know very well that inadequate child nutrition produces consequences far beyond childhood hunger. Education, health, economic prosperity, and community development all suffer when children are not fed.
Fortunately, there are programs, organizations, and initiatives mobilizing as we speak to ensure that children in the United States are fed nutritiously year-round. The session will provide a dialogue around best practices that can be promoted throughout the United States and around the world.
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