Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic for Food Security in the Pacific

Gibson Susumu, a Programme Leader for the Sustainable Agriculture Programme, Land Resources Division, Pacific Community and Chair of APIRAS, the Asia-Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services Network has reflected on the response to COVID-19 for food security in the Pacific, and how it has a long-term impact on local food production and value chains, with high dependency on imported agro-inputs such as seeds, fertilisers, chemicals and livestock feeds/supplements. This will exacerbate availability and access to quality foods for vast majority of the Pacific populations. More can be read here.