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Expert Panel 17

How to better cope with change: New approaches for food system resilience to pandemic and climatic shocks

German Agribusiness Alliance (GAA) & Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)

Time: Friday, 22. January 2021, 10:30 – 11:30 (CET)
Languages: English, German

Panel guests will be announced soon


The COVID-19 pandemic revealed to many national economies the limits of their productive capacity and ability to function: infection hotspots in staff-intensive branches of production, production downtime due to quarantine, disrupted supply chains.

All this on top of climate change, which is already posing an enormous challenge to agricultural supply chains: fluctuating precipitation levels, rising temperatures and changes in soil have been hampering agricultural production for some time and are causing growing unpredictability for producers and consumers.

What agricultural strategies are the economies of Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Asia pursuing in times of climate change and pandemics? What innovations are looking promising? What technologies can help to make production systems and agrarian value chains more resilient – both now and in future?

Representatives from politics, industry and science will discuss approaches to ensuring food security under the conditions of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of producers and consumers and will present best practice examples from the international agrarian production and supply chain.

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