COVID-19 is pushing America’s seed diversity and sovereignty to a crisis point — and how we respond could affect our food security and even national security for years to come, writes Gary Paul Nabhan.
Successes in farming communities from Nepal to Guatemala hold lessons for those in the U.S. who see small-scale farms as one way to build resilience. Though each success story is different, the communities often share three commonalities.
Kenya’s horticulture export sector was booming, but now it is being pummeled by COVID-19 and travel restrictions. Some growers are finding new opportunities in local markets.
From better business practices to policy intervention, the current pandemic creates an opportunity to address food safety, create more sustainable practices, and transform the food and health systems.
Rob Larew exposes the social and agricultural injustices present in the food system and offer ways, primarily through legislature, to improve these injustices.
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.
As the U.S. defends agribusiness, global food policy’s turn toward agroecology is far from a rejection of progress. Rather, it offers a path toward transformative change.
The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting inequalities in food production and distribution, resulting in both alarming rates of hunger and massive food loss and waste.
By working with agrifood businesses, farmer organizations, and communities, local governments can take action to build a resilient food system in the midst of COVID-19.
COVID-19 threatens the health of supply chains and could cause four shocks to global food system. Governments must act to mitigate the potential negative impacts of the virus and protect the most vulnerable.