COVID-19 pandemic lessons for agri-food systems innovation

Show simple item record Barrett, Christopher B. Fanzo, Jessica Herrero, Mario Mason-D’Croz, Daniel Mathys, Alexander Thornton, Philip Wood, Stephen Benton, Tim G. Fan, Shenggen Lawson-Lartego, Late Nelson, Rebecca Shen, Jianbo Sibanda, Lindiwe Majele 2022-10-14T05:57:39Z 2022-10-14T05:57:39Z 2021-09-21
dc.description.abstract The COVID-19 pandemic provides both a warning about agri-food systems’ (AFS) functioning and an accelerator for AFS innovation. It revealed both the increasing frequency of extreme events and structural shortcomings with respect to access to healthy diets, equitable livelihoods, resilience, and climate and environmental sustainability challenges that pervade AFS worldwide (Barrett et al 2020). Return to prior state is both unlikely and undesirable. The central question is how will AFSs transform in response to the pandemic and the conditions it revealed? The pandemic has shifted awareness and incentives in ways that have the capacity—but are not guaranteed—to prompt necessary, transformational AFS adaptation (Kates et al 2012, Bassett and Fogelman 2013). Will AFS transformation occur and, if so, who will benefit and who will bear the costs and risks? Drawing on a year-long global expert panel review (Barrett et al 2020) we summarize the evidence on AFS impacts of the pandemic and offer seven key lessons to guide adjustments to policies and practices. en_US
dc.description.department Consumer Science en_US
dc.description.department Food Science en_US
dc.description.department Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship
dc.description.librarian am2022 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Barrett, C.B., Fanzo, J., Herrero, M. et al. 2021, 'COVID-19 pandemic lessons for agri-food systems innovation', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 16, no. 10, pp. 1-6, doi : 10.1088/1748-9326/ac25b9. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1748-9326
dc.identifier.other 10.1088/1748-9326/ac25b9
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IOP Publishing en_US
dc.rights © 2021 The Author(s). Under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. en_US
dc.subject Sustainability en_US
dc.subject Healthy diets en_US
dc.subject Equitable livelihoods en_US
dc.subject Resilience en_US
dc.subject Transformation en_US
dc.subject COVID-19 pandemic en_US
dc.subject Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) en_US
dc.subject Agri-food systems (AFS) en_US
dc.title COVID-19 pandemic lessons for agri-food systems innovation en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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