For communities around the world already living with food insecurity—caused by poverty, inadequate food supply chains, and vulnerability to natural disasters (often made worse by climate change)—the COVID-19 pandemic has only made things worse. For other communities, some of which haven’t had to think about these issues, the pandemic’s sudden spread has exposed unforeseen faults in the food trade, leaving crops spoiling in fields while market shelves sit empty.
As part of the “SNF Agora Conversations: The Politics and Policy of COVID-19” series, this discussion will revolve around how the current pandemic crisis is both exacerbating existing food-supply issues, and also giving us a glimpse of what our future might look like if we don’t rethink and redesign our food systems to be more robust in the face of economic hardship, natural disaster, and climate change.
This conversation is hosted by the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University
Robert S. Lawrence Professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food and Agriculture Policy and Ethics at Johns Hopkins University
Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources, and Environment at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies