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07 Dec 2020
Early in the COVID-19 outbreak, there were concerns that the health crisis would develop into a large-scale food crisis similar to the 2007-08 food price crisis, when panic buying and counterproductive policies exacerbated initial supply disruptions. While food [...]
29 May 2020
Members of the AMIS Rapid Response Forum met for a consultation meeting on 28 May 2020 to discuss the food security implications of COVID-19, and to prepare for more targeted actions depending on the evolution of the crisis. [...]
14 May 2020
As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, fears are mounting that food supplies may start running short. While we should take these concerns seriously, they should not be overstated either, especially in the case of basic staples. As noted [...]
27 Apr 2020
A new tool monitors restrictions in food trade and assesses their impacts for food availability. The COVID-19 Food Trade Policy Tracker, developed by AMIS Secretariat colleagues in IFPRI, is updated twice daily and provides information free of charge. Meant [...]
21 Apr 2020
G20 Agriculture Ministers agreed to cooperate closely and take concrete actions to safeguard global food security and nutrition to counter the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes ensuring the continued flow of food, products, and inputs essential for agricultural [...]
03 Apr 2020
Joint statement of the outgoing and incoming AMIS Chairs: Marcelo Fernandes Guimarães of Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture and Anastassios Haniotis of the European Commission. The rapid spread of COVID-19 poses a serious challenge to global food security. This challenge [...]