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Projects and activities | 13 April 2021

FAO COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme - Food systems transformation

Brief me

The disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 crisis have highlighted many of the fragilities of contemporary food systems. Challenges include accessing safe, nutritious food at affordable prices when movement is restricted and markets are closed, and the vulnerability of employees (in terms of health and income) across the food system. There are risks to the very survival of firms and industries, particularly micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, from producers, manufacturers, traders and food processors to transporters and retailers.