What is the effect of a pandemic on the global food supply system?

GLF Live with Lawrence Haddad

See the full GLF Live series here.

In this GLF Live, Landscape News editor Gabrielle Lipton spoke with Lawrence Haddad, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) about the effects of COVID-19 on the global food supply system, from immediate access to food to potential lasting outcomes for food prices and global nutrition.

Dr. Lawrence Haddad has served as executive director of GAIN since October 2016. Prior, he was the founding co-chair and lead author of the Global Nutrition Report and director of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the world’s leading development studies institute. Haddad has also held positions as director of the food consumption and nutrition division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), U.K. representative on the steering committee of the high-level panel of experts of the U.N. Committee on World Food Security, and president of the Development Studies Association of the U.K. and Ireland. An economist, Lawrence holds a PhD in food research at Stanford University. In June 2018, Haddad was awarded World Food Prize from the World Food Prize Foundation along with David Nabarro, former Special Adviser to the U.N. Secretary General.

Article tags

coronacoronaviruscovid-19diseaseepidemicfoodfood securityfood supplyfood systemsGLF Bonn 2020GLFLivehealthnutrition



…thank you for reading this story. Our mission is to make them freely accessible to everyone, no matter where they are. 

We believe that lasting and impactful change starts with changing the way people think. That’s why we amplify the diverse voices the world needs to hear – from local restoration leaders to Indigenous communities and women who lead the way.

By supporting us, not only are you supporting the world’s largest knowledge-led platform devoted to sustainable and inclusive landscapes, but you’re also becoming a vital part of a global movement that’s working tirelessly to create a healthier world for us all.

Every donation counts – no matter the amount. Thank you for being a part of our mission.

Sidebar Publication

Related articles

Related articles