Food Security in Asia and the Pacific amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected household food consumption and nutrition as a result of loss of jobs and income, and limited access to food. Informal sector workers—70% of total employment in the region—are at most risk. Swift and comprehensive policy interventions should focus on protecting consumers and public health; securing supply chains for producers; ensuring fair labor, trade, and macroeconomic policies; and enhancing regional cooperation.
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