Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Answers to frequently asked questions

How is the pandemic affecting food systems, food security, and agricultural livelihoods? What role if any do animals play in transmitting the disease? These questions and more are covered in these answers to frequently asked questions, which are being updated as new information and analysis becomes available.

COVID-19 pandemic - impact on food and agriculture

The pandemic is impacting global food systems, disrupting regional agricultural value chains, and posing risks to household food security.

COVID-19 and food safety

COVID-19 has created heightened awareness of food safety for producers, businesses, governments and consumers.

COVID-19 pandemic - impact on fisheries and aquaculture

The pandemic is impacting the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, threatening livelihoods, disrupting value chains, affecting international trade, and posing risks to fish supply chains.

What COVID-19 means for investment

What COVID-19 means for investment, and how FAO is working with its partners to support countries to respond to the crisis and lessen its impact on the most vulnerable people.

The impacts of COVID-19 on the forest sector - how to respond

How is COVID-19 affecting forests and their biodiversity?