The COVID-19 crisis is creating a nutrition security shock with potentially severe consequences. This Knowledge Summary identifies critical issues for business response:
- Provide social protection and life-saving services
- Sustain the production, trade, retail and consumption of nutritious foods
- Support small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
- Take an integrated systems approach to building back better
Companies, governments, development partners and civil society have unique, critical roles to mitigate negative short-term impacts and advance collective efforts to build back better.
This summary sets out the key areas and imperative for business response with recommendations for responsible, effective and collective action.