Here you’ll find details of COVID-19 specific funding calls and an overview of resources from news outlets, policy institutes and international organisations on the impact of COVID-19 on food systems globally. These resources are updated regularly.

Please see the Funding calls section for details of other funding calls.

COVID-19 specific funding calls

UKRI GCRF/Newton Fund Agile Response call to address COVID-19

Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak in countries identified on the OECD DAC list of ODA recipients.

This call is funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the Newton Fund. These Funds address global challenges through disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and strengthen capability for research and innovation within both the UK and developing countries, providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research need. These Funds form part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment.

Researchers holding existing UKRI GCRF grants should in the first instance consider whether they could repurpose that funding to address the objectives of this call. Repurposing your existing grant is the quickest way to start the research.

UKRI Funding for ideas that address COVID-19

Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

In the news

AgFunder

How are agrifood tech startups responding to Covid-19?

What are farmers thinking about agtech during Covid19?

Covid-19 will compound ASEAN’s long-term food security challenges – new report

How Covid-19 is impacting various points in the US food & ag supply chain

Covid-19 will compound ASEAN’s long-term food security challenges – new report

How will Covid-19 impact the US organic food sector?

Can vertical farming help in the battle against Covid-19?

BBC

Coronavirus: Belgians urged to eat more chips by lockdown-hit potato growers

Coronavirus: Five ways the outbreak is hitting global food industry

Coronavirus: World risks ‘biblical’ famines due to pandemic – UN

Bloomberg

Farmers Are Panic-Buying to Keep America’s 95 Million Cows Fed

CNN

Grocery stores turn to robots during the coronavirus

The Guardian

Coronavirus could double number of people going hungry

Fooddive

During pandemic, consumers prioritize product availability over brand loyalty

Forbes

On The Farm: How Farmers Are Working To Meet Demand While Preparing For An Uncertain Harvest

Coronavirus Is Exposing The Cracks In America’s Food System

New Food Magazine

Supply chains must be shortened and localised, urges FAO

New York Times

Instead of Coronavirus, the Hunger Will Kill Us.’ A Global Food Crisis Looms

Dumped Milk, Smashed Eggs, Plowed Vegetables: Food Waste of the Pandemic

Politico

Food goes to waste amid coronavirus crisis

The Quartz

Amid food system instability, the humble peanut is a winner

World Grain

Falling prices buoy China’s purchases of US soybeans

Opinion and analysis

International organisations