IFPRI’s 2020 Global Food Policy Report was officially launched on April 7 and highlights the critical role that inclusive food systems can play in maintaining food and nutrition security, looking specifically at obstacles and opportunities as well as the tools and technologies necessary for building inclusive food systems.
COVID-19 is having an immense impact on our health and food systems on a global scale, including in the Eurasia region. The coronavirus pandemic has an immediate and long-term effect on poverty, food insecurity, and malnutrition levels especially for poor and disadvantaged people in the developing world. Consequently, the need to work towards inclusive food systems is accelerated by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Eurasian Center for Food Security at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Westminster International University in Tashkent together with the World Bank and IFPRI, discussed the report and the impact of COVID-19 on food systems in the Eurasia region.
- Renaud Seligmann, World Bank Country Director for the Russian Federation
- Sergey Shoba, Director, Eurasian Center for Food Security at Lomonosov Moscow State University
- Kamiljon Akramov, Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI
- Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI
- Artavazd Hakobyan, Senior Agriculture Economist, World Bank Group
- Komiljon Karimov, Rector, Westminster International University in Tashkent
- Roman Romashkin, Deputy Director, Eurasian Center for Food Security at Lomonosov Moscow State University
- Vardan Urutyan, Rector, Armenian National Agrarian University
- Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director, Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff, Director General’s Office, IFPRI