US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Without taking urgent action to protect smallholders and maintain global supply chains, the planet risks a food crisis, warns the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
The world could face a food shortage if action is not taken quickly for the most vulnerable and to preserve global supply chains, says the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
For the moment, the disruptions are minimal because the food supply has been sufficient and the markets have remained stable, reassures the FAO on its site while acknowledging the existence of logistical difficulties.
The FAO believes that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening existing economic links, including the transfer of labor where it is needed, to farms and other farms.
Disruptions expected as early as April
Given that disruptions in the food chain are expected as early as April or May, governments must now take measures to prevent the worsening of the crisis and facilitate logistics for market participants and the access to seeds and animal feed.
Do not repeat the mistakes of the 2007-2008 food crisis
The FAO conclusions are reassuring, however.
“But now is not the time to panic. Globally, there is enough food for everyone.
Policymakers around the world must be careful not to repeat the mistakes made during the 2007-2008 food crisis and not turn this health crisis into an entirely avoidable food crisis, “said the organization.
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