Protecting nutrition security amid COVID-19

Published: 26 Jun 2020
Type: Publication

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.

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