”At the Crossroads of Global Research!” #2 - FU Liaison Offices Web Talk Series
The Effects of Covid-19 on Food Security: Challenges and Opportunities for Changing Food Systems
The second event of the „Crossroads” series will take place on Tuesday, October 5th 2021 at 13:00 CEST and the topic will be „The Effects of Covid-19 on Food Security: Challenges and Opportunities for Transforming Food Systems”. Prof. Dr. Renata Motta (FU Berlin-Latin America Institute) will moderate the discussion between Dr. Marco Antônio Teixeira (FU Berlin-Food for Justice), Dr. Malancha Chakrabarty (Observer Research Foundation, India) and Dr. Racha Ramadan (Faculty of Economy and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt).
The Covid-19 pandemic presents a crisis that reveals connections between climate change, environmental degradation and the global food system. Concerns about its impacts on food security have been present since its beginning. In a report released in June 2020, the United Nations (UN) estimated that more than 130 million people worldwide could be facing insecurity regarding food by the end of the year. Among producers, there were fears about harvest loss, disruption of food trade and closure of local markets. After one and a half years of experience of living in pandemic times, what is the scientific evidence on its effects on food security? This debate aims to exchange experiences across the globe from an interdisciplinary perspective about the pandemic and food.
Zeit & Ort
05.10.2021 | 13:00 - 14:30
Online via Cisco WebEx