COVID-19 pandemic influence on global food security

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Chief Researcher, Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences; Professor, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences
Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Affiliation: Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameObshchestvo i ekonomika
EditionIssue 7

The article analyzes forecasts and predictions of the COVID-19 impact on global food security and the sustainability of the global food system. It is noted that the complexity of the global food system creates many potential “bottlenecks”. However, although the situation with food security throughout the world was alarming even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the decline in production and global trade in food and agricultural raw materials in 2020 will be lower than for other goods and services, and the food security will globally deteriorate mainly for some vulnerable population groups as well as in certain countries at the national level.

Keywordsfood security, agriculture, global food system, food, agri-food markets, food imports
Publication date14.08.2020
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