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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...

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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...

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Mapped Malnutrition Data Shows Concerning Disparities in Many Countries

by Damaris K. Kinyoki et. al. University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation January 27, 2020

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) published and analyzed mapped data from lower and middle income countries (LMIC) which showed geo-spatial malnutrition data which gives a more accurate picture of concerning disparities within and across countries. This article was in Nature ear...

Desert Locust Plague in East Africa

by Ben Curtis, Josphat Kasire and Cara Anna Associated Press January 25, 2020

According to the cited article by the Associated Press, Kenya is experiencing the worst Desert Locust outbreak in the past 70 years. Ethiopia and Somalia are having the worst infestation since in the past 25 years. These attacks greatly affect food security in rural areas. ...

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New Planning Tool – WFP’s HungerMap

by Anna Gustilo-Ong World Food Programme January 22, 2020

On January 20, 2020 the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched HungerMap.  HungerMap shows, in near real-time, current food security situations across the globe.  This article, https://insight.wfp.org/wfp-launch...

An Interview with David Nabarro

by WHES November 7, 2019

Margie Ferris Morris and Peter Morris interviewed Dr. David Nabarro on a recent trip to Switzerland. David currently is the Founder and CEO of 4SD, a social enterprise based in Geneva. He has been a long-time advocate of nutrition and food security issues and was the recipient of the 2018 World ...