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COVID-19 threatens food security of low-income Canadians

by Wolf Depner Vancouver Island Free Daily April 13, 2020

Stats Can finds many Canadians do not have financial resources to sustain ‘well-being’...

Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID
Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID.

As aid groups scramble to contain COVID-19, malnutrition set to increase

by Andrew Green Devex April 6, 2020

This article describes the challenges that Humanitarian Aid organizations will face in maintaining food security programs in the many pre-CoVid-19 emergencies around the world. ...

We Need a Global Stimulus Package to Avoid a COVID-19 Hunger Crisis

by Food Tank Food Tank April 5, 2020

Food security and nutrition focused think tank, Food Tank, writes about the need for a global stimulus package to support food security during the COVID-19 crisis....

IICA establishes Advisory Council for Food Security in the Americas

by IICA The Voice of St. Lucia April 5, 2020

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) has established a Food Security Council for the Americas. The Council will monitor the impact of coronavirus on food security in the region....

Preventing global food crisis caused by COVID-19

by Felippa Ann Amanta The Jakarta Post April 5, 2020

The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies advocates for lowering trade barriers to help Indonesia diversify import sources to hedge the trade risks if other countries decide to stop exports....

Lessons from the AIDS epidemic on how COVID-19 may Impact Food and Nutrition Security

by Stuart Gillespie and Alan Whiteside International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) April 1, 2020

Given the speed at which COVID-19 is spreading, we must draw on policy and practice experiences from past epidemics—each is unique, but they offer many common lessons. AIDS was another once-in-a-generation pandemic. In this blog post, Stuart Gillespie and Alan Whiteside share their own and others...

How Will Coronavirus Affect Our Food? The Pandemic and Our food Systems, a Dispatch From Mexico

by Jose Luis Chicoma Food Tank March 30, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads, it will have both an immediate and long-term impact on Mexico's food system and the world's....

COVID-19 and Food Security

by Center for Strategic and International Studies Center for Strategic and International Studies March 30, 2020

The Center for Strategic and International Studies provides a roundup of information related to COVID-19 and Food Security....

On Resilience: Hunger, Food and Disease Outbreaks

by Steve Hansch WHES March 15, 2020

March 15, 2020 The current coronavirus (COVID-19) global outbreak – pandemic – may very well have implications for hunger and food security. This would be particularly so in poorer, developing countries where large urban populations may depend on fragile supply chains for food. We...

Photograph by Dr. Linda Mobula

In Remembrance of Dr. Peter Salama

by Peter Morris WHES February 3, 2020

Many of us in emergency nutrition field were shocked to hear that Dr. Peter Salama passed away last week.  Peter died suddenly and unexpectedly of natural causes. He was 51 and leaves behind his wife and three children. At the time of his death, Peter, a medical epidemiologist from Australia, was w...