Production & Consumption
Rapid urbanization and income growth are driving shifts in the diets of urban consumers in low-income countries in Africa and South Asia from inexpensive staple cereals to higher-value products such as fruits, vegetables, and animal-sourced foods.
GeorgofiliINFO - 23 July 2020 The economic scenarios expected as a consequence of the current crisis related to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the containment measures taken have been already widely analyzed by the institutions in charge, which outline a situation of strong reduction in the GDP at least for the next two years.
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME - 20 July 2020 WFP’s new Global Response to COVID-19 plan (June 2020) was released this week, detailing the dire global needs, WFP’s response, and the significant requirements to sustain and scale up operations due to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.
EU SCIENCE HUB - The European Commission's science and knowledge service– 14 JULY 2020 The JRC has launched a survey to monitor the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the EU’s agricultural-food supply chain - from farm to fork.
World Food Safety Day in 2020 falls during an ongoing pandemic that has sickened millions, killed hundreds of thousands and cost trillions of USD.
Recent COVID-19 outbreaks in wholesale and retail food markets, slaughterhouses and meat processing plants throughout the world underscore the continued importance of rigorous application of COVID-19 health protocols