The Food Security Cluster is closely monitoring the latest news on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the impact on Food Security. On this website you can find information and guidance regarding the current outbreak that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019.

Please visit this page for daily updates.

Food Security Cluster Focal Point:
Damien Joud

Latest Updates

IPC Web-Page

IPC has launched a new web-page dedicated to the COVID19 pandemic.
In the various sections of the Q&A, you will also find the links to the guidance notes.


Food Export restriction tracker during C19

FAO - COVID-19 policy briefs collection and policymaking toolkit

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting not only people’s lives, livelihoods and nutrition but also food trade, food supply chains and markets.

Among the tools that FAO is developing to provide information and policy support to member states, there is a new collection of policy briefs that assesses the pandemic’s impacts on a wide range of sectors across the food system; from trade and agri-food markets to food supply chains, from food loss and waste to nutrition, from smallholders’ livelihoods to labour migration and social protection.

>> Access the full series here

In addition, FAO has also rolled out a toolkit for smart policymaking during the COVID-19 crisis, which can be accessed on the Food and Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis (FAPDA) platform. FAPDA provides a global library with detailed information on how different countries, with different social and fiscal landscapes and diverse agricultural endowments, are trying to keep their supply chains moving amid the disruptions caused by travel and health restrictions.

>> Access the FAPDA website here

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