In Timor-Leste, an opportunity to explore innovation and best practices in distributing food during a pandemic.
Digital technology is taking a growing role in the world’s food supply, from farm to fork. The right policies would ensure that the benefits are shared.
The COVID-19 crisis should be used as an opportunity for developing economies to implement reforms that help ensure food security
Hunger and malnutrition were an increasing problem worldwide before the pandemic. Restrictions imposed to curb disease spread have disrupted local and international food supply chains, making the problem even more urgent.
With the impacts of the pandemic on food and nutrition being felt around the region, planning is needed to avoid higher food prices, decreased nutrition and reduced food security.
The transmission channels of perishables like fruits and vegetables from producers to consumers in developing countries need a revamp to provide benefits to all involved.
Despite decreases in hunger due to economic growth, millions in Asia remain malnourished and without direct action the situation could get worse.