COVID-19 Food Security and Nutrition: Responses by CFS Advisory Group Members to Avert a Global Food Crisis

13 May 2020, 14:00 - 16:00

ZOOM, virtual webinar

A virtual meeting organized by the Secretariat of the Committee on World Food Security to address the implications of COVID-19 pandemic on food security and nutrition, including specific policy and programmatic actions being taken in response by CFS Advisory Group members and other relevant institutions/constituencies.




Waiganjo Njoroge, CFS Comms Specialist



Thanawat Tiensin, CFS Chairperson

Chris Hegadorn, CFS Secretary



Martin Cole, HLPE Chairperson

Martien von Nieuwkoop, Global Director, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, World Bank (presentation)

Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, FAO (presentation)

Sheila Grudem, Deputy Director Emergency, WFP 

Ronald Hartman, Director Global Engagement, Partnership and Resource Mobilization, IFAD (presentation)

David Laborde, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI (presentation)

Francesco Branca, Director Nutrition and Food Safety Dept., WHO (presentation)

Presentations Summaries

Q & A with media

Open debate