Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

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Dr. Marco Vinicio Sanchez Cantillo

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Italy
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Marco V. Sánchez is the Deputy Director of the Agricultural Development Economics Division of FAO. Previously, he was Senior Economist at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) (2006 –2017) and Economist at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (2004-2006). He has also been consultant to international organizations such as UNDP, IFPRI and IADB (2000-2004), and supported lecturing and research activities at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS) in the Netherlands (2000-2004), National University of Costa Rica (1995-1999), and Tilburg University in the Netherlands (1995-1996).

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    • Dear all,

      With the discussion now closed, I would like to share a word of appreciation for the time you have taken to provide all these interesting comments.

      It is fascinating to read your first-hand accounts on how COVID-19 has impacted the logistics of the food systems in your countries and how governments, civil society, the private sector and individuals reacted to this challenge.

      Unfortunately, in many parts of the world the pandemic is far from over and challenges to the food systems will continue. Hence, do not hesitate should you like to share any additional insight related to this important topic and which could provide valuable information and lessons learned.

      Over the next weeks we will analyze your inputs and publish a summary. Needless to say, we will let you know once it is available.

      Moreover, we will get insights from this fruitful discussion to feed into FAO's COVID-19 resources.

      Thank you very much again!

      Marco V. Sánchez