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Q&A: COVID-19 Pandemic's Impact on Food and Agriculture

August 19, 2020

Unless immediate actions are executed, a global food emergency could take place which will have long-term impacts on hundreds of millions of children and adults. This is according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)'s Q&A: COVID-19 Pandemic – Impact on Food and Agriculture, which aims to inform the public about its efforts to address concerns on the current pandemic.

FAO believes that a global food emergency can still be prevented. They recommended the following actions to be taken immediately: protect the most vulnerable, keep global food supply chains alive, mitigate the pandemic's impacts across the food system, protect and even ramp up food production as much as possible, and looking beyond the pandemic, building back better, more resilient food systems.

Aside from issues concerning food security, FAO also addressed 12 frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on food and agriculture.

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