COVID19, the environment, and food systems: contain, cope and rebuild better

The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing poverty and threatening food security. Governments around the world have already invested more than $12 trillion to counteract the economic effects of COVID-19. This investment could contribute to progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but initial analysis indicates that investments for economic recovery do not sufficiently address food security and sustainability, concentrating instead on immediate economic concerns. This paper analyzes impacts from COVID-19 at the nexus of food systems and the environment.