A list of resources from international organisations, policy institutes and news outlets on the impact of COVID-19 on food systems globally. Updated weekly.

United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition

A comprehensive, overarching resource list on Food Systems and Nutrition responses

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

Addressing inequality in times of COVID-19

A community of farmers and fisherfolk, a community of heroes. The resilience of Valencia’s “L’Horta” in times of COVID-19

COVID-19: Our hungriest, most vulnerable communities face “a crisis within a crisis”- an interview with FAO director

FAO’s Big Data tool on food chains under the COVID-19 pandemic

Keeping food and agricultural systems alive – Analyses and solutions in a period of crises – COVID-19 Pandemic

FAO recommendations on planting and harvesting tasks during the COVID-19 outbreak using crop calendars

Integrated agriculture water management and health (FAO policy brief)

COVID-19 and smallholder producers’ access to markets (FAO policy brief)

Liaison Committee Europe Africa Caribbean Pacific (COLEACP)

COVID-19 – Update on trade and markets in ACP countries and the EU for horticultural products.

Organisation of African,Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)

OACPS works with partners to boost availability of food during COVID-19


COVID-19 and the impact on agriculture and food security

COVID-19 Country policy responses

As job losses escalate, nearly half of global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods

World Bank Group – Open Knowledge Repository

Africa’s Pulse, No. 21, Spring 2020 : An Analysis of Issues Shaping Africa’s Economic Future

United Nations Economic Commission on Africa

ECA Report: COVID-19 in Africa: Protecting Lives and Economies


Satellite maps can help nations make critical food production decisions amid coronavirus

Reshaping food systems after COVID-19

CGIAR System response to Covid-19 – News and research

COVID-19 threatens agriculture, food, nutrition security: WLE Chair joins international call for action

Global Network Against Food Crises

Release of the 2020 Global Report on Food Crises and knock-on effects of COVID-19 pandemic in the hungriest countries

Full report here

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

IFPRI Insights: COVID-19 Special Issue (April 16)

Multi-organisation, supported by USAID, EC, DFID, Gates Foundation, Canada and Germany’s BMZ

2020 Global Nutrition Report

19 May 2020 – latest


Americans need better access to healthy food to lower risk of Covid-19 complications

Q&A: How is Covid-19 impacting fresh produce businesses globally?

How Covid-19 is accelerating innovation across the food system with S2G Ventures

Environmental Health News

What does junk food have to do with COVID-19 deaths?

Farming UK

Covid-19 lockdown boosts sales of farmers’ veg boxes

Food Navigator-Asia

COVID-2019 sparks boom in fresh food imports to China as trust in local produce takes a hit

MIT Technology Review

Live-streaming helped China’s farmers survive the pandemic. It’s here to stay.

New York Times

Processed Foods Make a Pandemic Comeback. A mixture of practicality and comfort


The current hunger crisis in the US, in photos


Building a regional food supply system out of the pandemic -lessons from Denmark and Vermont

5 May 2020


Farmtech investment up 370% in 6 years. How will Covid-19 impact 2020 trends?


How NYC’s farmers markets are successfully surviving COVID-19


Americans on Cusp of Meat Shortage With Food Chain Breaking Down


2M chickens euthanized as coronavirus shuts down meat processors

April 2020


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?


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


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


Grocery stores turn to robots during the coronavirus

The Guardian

Coronavirus could double number of people going hungry


During pandemic, consumers prioritize product availability over brand loyalty


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


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