UN’s Food Envoy Says Risk Of Global Food Shortages Due To Covid Has Increased

Read Time43 Second

Agnes Kalibata said keeping food moving across borders must be a priority. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP 

Exclusive: Agnes Kalibata says price rises and scarcity mean people in poverty are in more danger than last year 
People living in poverty around the world are in danger of food shortages as the coronavirus crisis continues, the UN’s food envoy has warned, with the risk worse this year than in the period shortly after the pandemic began. 
Agnes Kalibata, the special envoy to the UN secretary general for the food systems summit 2021, said: “Food systems have contracted, because of Covid-19. And food has become more expensive and, in some places, out of reach for people. Food is looking more challenging this year than last year.” 

.fb-background-color { background: !important; } .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; }

0 0