Since long before the COVID-19 pandemic, these chronic food crises have been driven by a variety of factors, including economic shocks, climate, and conflict. A regional slump in food production and a fall in global demand may prolong the negative effects of COVID-19, with poverty and food insecurity expected to continue to rise in 2022.
In the long term, it’s critical that countries take the steps to build resilient, climate-smart, and competitive food systems. Increasing the productivity of agricultural systems; it also aims to diversify agriculture by supporting the development of other value chains.
Ideas we are looking for:
- Pre-organized food distribution systems for a door-to-door distribution to avoid public gatherings.
- Distribution systems of seeds for future harvests to help households that may go hungry due to COVID-19.
- Mobile payment mechanisms to distribute compensation for vulnerable households.
- Other creative ideas on how to provide food for those in need.
- Agtech solutions that increase productivity and diversify agriculture. Solutions to transform the delivery of inputs, soil testing, crop insurance, credit, extension advice, and market linkages.
- Solutions that help all food producers, smallholder and commercial farmers alike, adopt sustainable practices to become more climate-smart and therefore protect the entire ecosystem upon which human food production depends.
- Ways to reduce food waste.