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World Food Day 2020: Grown, Nourish, Sustain. Together.
Every year on 16 October, we celebrate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Covid-19 has not only exacerbated the food insecurity that was already part of life for millions of people, but also made it a reality for those thrown into sudden precarity. This year, by honouring the world's #FoodHeroes – the farmers, supply chain employees, retail workers and many others – we can recognise all the people in the food system that help to keep us fed.
On the Forum Network
What kind of policies could help support the world's food systems while coping with the COVID-19 pandemic? What role do global markets have to play stabilising food prices on trading floors? Should the problems in supply chains, and the rules that govern them, have been spotted and corrected before now? And is all of this a chance to make food fairer and more sustainable?
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Julia Nielson, Deputy Director of Trade and Agriculture Directorate at the OECD, says that while food systems haven't escaped the affects of the pandemic, we have a chance to rebuild them to be more resilient and sustainable:
You can also hear Julia talk more about trade under Covid-19 below, and listen to more episodes of OECD Podcasts:
Around the OECD
Read the policy brief The role of transparency in avoiding a COVID-19 induced food crisis on the OECD COVID-19 Hub:
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