Q&A: COVID-19 pandemic – impact on food and agriculture

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has put together a helpful list of FAQs and responses on COVID-19. Questions include: 

  • Will COVID-19 have negative impacts on global food security?
  • Whose food security and livelihoods are most at risk due to the pandemic?
  • What are the implications of the COVID-19 situation – now and in the future – for food production, agricultural and fishery/aquaculture supply chains and markets?
  • How will the pandemic affect food demand?
  • How is the pandemic affecting or will affect food prices?
  • What is the pandemic’s impact on the global economy?
  • What are FAO’s recommendations to mitigate the risks of the pandemic on food security and nutrition?
  • How has FAO responded to the COVID-19 outbreak?
  • What steps is FAO taking to protect its staff and to ensure that it will be able to continue to deliver on its mandate of fighting hunger?