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FAO warns against food supply chain disruption as countries lock down

FAO warns against food supply chain disruption as countries lock down

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To reduce the risk of food shortage for millions, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned countries to take immediate actions to minimize disruptions to supply chains as keeping global food chains alive is crucial amid COVID-19 crisis. The UN body said a globally coordinated and coherent response is needed to prevent this public health crisis from triggering a food crisis in which people cannot find or afford food.  For now, COVID-19 has not entailed any strain on food security, despite anecdotal reports of crowded supermarket sieges. While there’s no need for panic – there is enough supply of food in the world to feed everyone – we must face the challenge: an enormous risk that food may not be made available where it is needed.  FAO Dir...