American University of Beirut

Food and Nutrition Security in the Age of COVID-19

​​Food and Nutrition Security in the Age of COVID-19 by Professor Zurayk 

Like many modern-day viral epidemics, SARS-CoV-2 emerged from the folds of the food system, this time from the wet market of Wuhan. Not only did it originate from the food system, but it also penetrated it and exposed its systemic weaknesses. Countries that are highly reliant on food imports and that experience significant levels of food and nutrition insecurity need to adapt. How can the resilience capacity of the food system be increased at local, national, and global levels? How have Arab countries, especially GCC countries, responded to these challenges? What options exist to enhance the sustainability of the food system? Should we seek solutions in the same food system that created and exacerbated it?​

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