The unfolding COVID-19 crisis has exposed and exacerbated the deep risks in our global food system. Chronic hunger and food insecurity already threatened hundreds of millions of lives across the world before the pandemic, and these systemic challenges are set to spike with economic downturn and strains on food supply chains. WBCSD’s Vital Supply Chains project seeks to bring partners, experts and members together to lead collective action for an inclusive, sustainable and healthier recovery from COVID-19 and future food system for all.
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Building a healthy, resilient recovery from COVID-19 means tackling the pre-existing threats to our food systems while strengthening structures and systems that work well, collaborating for rapid, aligned action to prevent a global food crisis and mobilize support for those in highest need.
Business action is urgent -- for today and for the long-term -- around the globe. We must take measures now to protect people’s nutrition in the face of COVID-19 to avoid irreversible damage and long-term negative impacts on people and economies. And, as the pandemic exposes the fragility of our food systems, we must seize the opportunity to build back better for a more nutritious future.
WBCSD’S Vital Supply Chains project convenes members, partners and experts to mobilize business leadership to mitigate food risks from COVID-19. We share learnings to mitigate immediate risks, build resilience against systemic vulnerabilities, and lead collective action to help shape a stronger policy response on food risks.