Marco V. Sanchez Cantillo
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Marco V. Sánchez Cantillo is Deputy Director of the Agricultural Development Economics Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, where he leads the team that puts out flagship reports including The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, and carries out quantitative policy research and analysis. A native of Costa Rica, he has been with the UN system for more than 15 years.

Understanding the Hunger Surge Caused by the COVID-19 Recession to Mitigate it Before it Is too Late

The economic recession caused by COVID-19 has severe consequences, particularly for import-dependent countries. But, minimizing outright hunger in ways that avoid food insecurity and malnutrition will reduce the long-term scars.