The magnitude and breadth of COVID-19 impacts across the world are colossal. We already know that nations will experience economic downturns, with the IMF predicting a contraction in global growth in 2020.
Over the last few months, we have seen an endless number of projections, simulations and predictions about the evolution of COVID-19.
- Virologists, scientists, economists have tried to use models to infer the implications of the pandemic.
- In the meantime, policy-makers are busy making quick decisions, actions and fund allocations.
- These two online talks on bridging research and policy responses to COVID-19 bring together academics and policy-makers to synthetize responses on the most relevant topics for the Rome-based food and agriculture Agencies: the future of the value chain, food security, women, youth and vulnerable groups in the post-coronavirus era.
- Marie HagaIFAD, Associate Vice-President, of the External Relations and Governance Department
- Maximo Torero FAO Chief Economist and Assistant Director General for the Economic and Social Development Department
- Arif Husain WFP Chief Economist and Director of Research, Assessments and Monitoring Division
- Gero Carletto World Bank, Manager Research Data Group
- Jo Swinnen IFPRI Director General
- Marc BellemareUniversity of Minnesota – Setting the stage
- Scott Rozelle Stanford University – Rural Development
- Saweda Liverpool-TasieMSU – Food Systems
- David ZilbermanUC Berkeley – Natural Disasters
- Tom ReardonMSU – Facts and implications to orient policy discussion about COVID-19
- Carl Pray President ICABR – Closing Remarks
Next Webinar: 19 June 2020: Food security, women, youth and vulnerable groups
Moderator: Romina Cavatassi, IFAD
- Paul Winters – IFAD Associate Vice-President
- Uma Lele – President Elect IAAE and ICWAE
- Haishan Fu – World Bank, Director Development Data Group
- Ben Davis – FAO, Strategic Programme Leader, Rural Poverty Reduction (SP3), The Future Social Protection Programme
- Ruth Meizen-Dick – IFPRI Senior Fellow
- Sangeeta Bansal – Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and ICWAE: Health and nutrition
- Madhu Khanna – U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and AAEA President Elect and ICWAE – Agro-environmental technologies
- Chris Barrett – Cornell University: Food Security
- Joanna Upton – Cornell University: High frequency survey data
- Ruerd Ruben – Wageningen University: Food Security and Nutrition