The global COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the resilience of food systems worldwide, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, but how resilient those systems have been remains in question. This paper, by A4NH food systems researcher Christophe Béné of the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, reviews existing accounts of the impact of the pandemic on food systems and draws out lessons that can be learned on resilience in the face of shocks and crises such as this in the future.
The paper, titled "Resilience of local food systems and links to food security – A review of some important concepts in the context of COVID-19 and other shocks," was published in Food Security in July 2020.
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