With the population set to reach at least 9 billion by 2050, there is no question that building adequate, inclusive, biodiverse, resilient and safe food systems for all will be one of the defining challenges of our time. How we get there, however, is less clear – especially in the wake of a global pandemic.
In this paper, World Agroforestry (ICRAF), the IUCN and GIZ assess the viability of modern agriculture against the backdrop of Covid-19, bringing to light the strains that economic downturns, declining exports and restrictions on travel have placed on food systems around the world, while laying out the steps necessary to drive transformative change and cultivate resilience in agricultural landscapes going forwards.
Author: World Agroforestry; IUCN; GIZ
Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum
Keyword(s): agriculture, agro-ecology, agrobiodiversity, biodiversity, commodities, conservation, crops, ecosystem services, food and livelihoods, food security, food system, global hunger, health, nutrition, restoration, SDGs, sustainability, trade, UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, zero hunger