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Is our food supply at risk?

Friday, 26 November 2021

Making agri-food systems more resilient to shocks and stresses

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the vulnerability of agrifood systems to shocks and stresses. It led to increased global food insecurity and malnutrition. Action is needed to make agrifood systems more resilient, efficient, sustainable and inclusive. In other words, how can we make our agrifood systems resilient?

The State of Food and Agriculture 2021 presents country-level indicators of the resilience of agrifood systems. The aim of the report is to offer guidance on policies to enhance food supply chain resilience, support livelihoods in the agrifood system and, in the face of disruption, ensure sustainable access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to all.

Our 4TU RE colleague Andy Nelson contributed - with colleagues from the University of Twente - to this report with a technical background paper The resilience of domestic transport networks in the context of food security – A multi-country analysis.