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    Disclaimer for the content of FAO’s Big Data tool on food chains under the COVID-19 pandemic

    This open-access tool developed by the FAO Data Lab gathers and analyses real time information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food and agriculture, value chains, food prices, food security and undertaken measures, with the aim of providing countries with facts and information to build their decisions on issues related to COVID-19 and food value chains.

    It is important that users be aware that information and data available on the Data Lab are the result of automatic aggregation and analysis, with minimal human control. FAO doesn't have any control of the content that si aggregated.

    This tool offers different services. The use of the Twitter Semantic Search is subject to specific Terms and Conditions which need to be accepted by users upon registration. For all the other services, the following terms and disclaimers apply.

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