International humanitarian organizations have expressed substantial concern about the potential for increases in food insecurity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this paper, use a unique panel survey of a representative distribution of households in Addis Ababa to study both food security and food consumption.

Taking a food systems approach is a promising strategy for improving diets. Implementing such an approach would require the use of a comprehensive set of metrics to characterize food systems, set meaningful goals, track food systems performance, and evaluate the impacts of food systems interventions.

Malnutrition in all its forms is a major challenge everywhere in the world, and particularly in low and middle income countries.