Updates on the Food Systems Handbook & upcoming sessions 30/31 October

post by AronM · 2020-10-23T11:26:37.382Z · EA · GW · None comments

In March we (ALLFED) became increasingly concerned about the global impacts from COVID-19 on food systems and food security.  From our work and outreach emerged the Food Systems Handbook, a collaborative effort to collate resources around the current food crisis, especially focusing on case studies, best practices, resilience building and other short term response strategies (6-24 months).

Since our launch event in June [EA · GW] we had constructive and interesting conversations with NGOs (Mercycorp, OXFAM, …), governments (DEFRA, USAID, …), the private sector (Bayer, Calysta, …) and multilaterals (FAO, WFP, …). As a result we have been able to collate over 400 resources in our database. Additionally, thanks to great support from our small volunteer team, these resources have been tagged and categorized to simplify the current information available, making it easier for decision makers to find the right data.

Now we are running a series of follow-up roundtable discussions on October 30th and 31st. We’re inviting experts across agriculture, logistics, supply chains, finance and more to devise multidisciplinary solutions to the current global food crisis. We are hosting 3 sessions. You can find details and sign up here.

Ideally, to increase the impact and value of the event you can contribute in one or more of the following ways:

If you are interested in contributing to the sessions or the handbook project in general please reach out to me via aron@ALLFED.info . I appreciate it a lot!

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