Skopje, 28 May 2020 (MIA) – A virtual event entitled “Lifting lockdowns – what next for food systems?” organized by FAO on Thursday will serve as a platform for information sharing among countries and partners to address impacts of COVID-19 and challenges in the food and agriculture sector of Europe and Central Asia.
“As countries ease lockdown measures, a new set of challenges emerges for food production, processing, and logistics of supply chains. Some of these can provide opportunity for growth, given that policy-makers and value chain actors play their part. To mitigate COVID-19 impacts and to open new opportunities, countries need practical solutions on a range of issues including food supply, food and nutrition security, trade and markets,” FAO said in a press release.
Vladimir Rakhmanin, FAO ADG and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia and Maximo Torero, FAO Chief Economist are scheduled to address the event.
Virtual event will be held through the Zoom conferencing platform https://fao.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0UA8iFi1SuSXtYuXRoB7yQ and webcast will be streamed live on YouTube in English.