How to create a more sustainable global food system in the wake of COVID-19

SourceWorld Economic Forum
CountryMiddle east

COVID-19 exposed existing cracks in our global food system As the world rebuilds, collective action to repair our global food systems is vital Here is how U.S. dairy is supporting a more sustainable global food system We are facing a looming crisis to feed a growing global population, expected to burgeon to 8.5 billion by 2030. In addition, worldwide lockdowns and trade and business interruptions caused by COVID-19 are expected to trigger devastating global food crises, with the number of people acutely food insecure doubling between 2019 and 2020, from 135 million to 270 million. As we wrestle with threats to our global food supply, we must acknowledge the tensions that continue to influence our current reality: addressing short-term challenges to keep food moving to market during a global pandemic while meeting the long-term demands for resilience and regeneration; balancing the struggles of those who produce food and the demands of those who consume it; and considering the trade-offs between protecting the health of people and the long-term health of the Earth.

Amidst our recovery from the catastrophic fallout of COVID-19, collectively advancing the role we play in building a sustainable future and more sustainable food systems more...