These impacts are mostly being felt by groups already made vulnerable by the ongoing agriculture and food transformation, particularly smallholder family farmers, rural workers, indigenous people, migrants, and underemployed/unemployed women and men. Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some 1.6 billion already vulnerable workers in the informal economy – half of the global workforce – may be significantly affected.
- Isabel Carvalhais – Member of the European Parliament and the European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and MalnutritionRodrigo de Lapuerta – Director, Liaison Office with the European Union and the Kingdom of Belgium, FAO
- Bruno Dimas – Deputy Director-General for Planning, Policies and General Administration, Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture
- Leonard Mizzi – Head of Unit for Sustainable agri-food systems and Fisheries, EU Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA)
- Benjamin Davis – Director for Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equity, FAO
- Francesco Rampa – Special Expert for Sustainable Development and Food Systems for the Italian G-20 Presidency for Food Systems and Member of Sustainable Food Systems Programme of the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
- Representative from the African Union