Conflict and insecurity are still the main drivers of food crises. COVID-19 may drive up hunger in the 55 countries that are home to 135 million acutely food-insecure people. The Global Network Against Food Crises released their annual report to tackle root causes of food crises and prevent a food catastrophe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more in the report synopsis, interactive, and blog.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- A brief from the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) delves into the challenges to food systems in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Viet Nam to improve diets, and provides research and development priorities for inclusive food system transformation.
- IFPRI will host a virtual event on April 30 to look at what to expect, and how developing countries can respond in ways that promote food security, nutrition, and greater equity.
- The latest special issue of the IFPRI Insights newsletter highlights a series of new blog posts including discussions on the impacts on the COVID-19 nutritional crisis and its threats to global malnutrition, dietary quality, and maternal and child health. See IFPRI’s COVID-19 spotlight page for more blogs and resources.