The COVID19 pandemic crisis and the relevance of a farm-system-for-nutrition approach
|Title||The COVID19 pandemic crisis and the relevance of a farm-system-for-nutrition approach|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Bhavani R.V, Gopinath R.|
|Type of Article||Magazine|
|Keywords||COVID19, Farm-system-for-nutrition, FSN, Malnutrition, Resilient food systems, Sustainable food systems|
The Covid19 pandemic should be seen as a wake-up call for humanity, to reflect, rethink and redesign food systems that are safe, healthy, sustainable, and beneficial to all. This crisis has disrupted food supply chains, affecting lives and livelihoods.Hunger and malnutrition is expected to increase and the poor and vulnerable will suffer the most. There is urgent need to build resilient food systems.A location specific farm-system-for-nutrition approach, based on sustainable use of natural resources and local agri-food value chains can help improve household diet diversity and address nutrition deficiencies. The food-based approach can improve preparedness and resilience of communities to withstand the challenge posed by crises in general, and COVID19 in particular.