As confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased throughout the world, the immediate instinct of many people was to ensure that they had enough food. The images of empty grocery store shelves and closed restaurants are stark and important reminders of how much we depend on our food system and how central food is in our lives. We define ourselves through what we eat, and the food we eat every day literally becomes who we are. As the COVID-19 crisis spreads across borders and continents, we have an opportunity to reflect on the transformation needed if we want to develop a food system that nourishes all people, regenerates and sustains the environment, and enables the resilience and flourishing of culture and community. Perspectives on equity in resource efficiency III Read More


The Green Revolution in India was a great success and changed the country’s status from a food-deficient economy to one of the world’s leading agricultural nations. Along with negative environmental impacts on the land and soil quality it had also led to social inequities. This case study discusses a few major reasons behind this and briefly touches upon different kinds of impacts in the country. Read More. (Add a hyperlink to the attached document here). Read More



The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for food systems worldwide - but also enormous opportunities. It is a wakeup call that has highlighted the need for holistic approaches to both address the shock brought by the pandemic, but also to address the vulnerabilities of our unsustainable food systems. To build sustainable food systems we will need more coordinated, more integrated measures – a food systems approach. One Planet Network, in partnership with IFAD, FAO, UNEP, WWF and others conducted a webinar on "COVID-19 and Sustainable Food Systems – Responses and Innovations to tackle vulnerabilities and build back better". In this webinar, experts and policymakers provided insights on responses, innovations and key measure to both combat the pandemic’s impact and build sustainable food systems. A recording of the webinar can be found here.

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