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CSM released a Global Synthesis Report on Covid-19

Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples Mechanism (CSM) issued Global Synthesis Report on Covid-19.

"Voices from the ground: from Covid_19 to radical transformation of our food systems" presents the experiences and concerns of millions of small-scale food producers, workers, consumers, women and youth represented in the organizations that participate in the CSM.

From the report emerges the conviction that addressing the pandemic and its implications should be at the center of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) action. The World Food Programme (WFP) warns that Covid-19 could almost double the number of people suffering from acute hunger, pushing it to more than 250 million by the end of 2020.

COVID-19 is not a passing episode, but a manifestation of deeply-rooted challenges related with globalized food supply systems. It is also a signal that a coordinated and coherent global response, adhering to agreed principles and guidelines, is indispensible.

The report, realized with inclusive and participatory methodology, is a contribution to meeting this challenge.

Three are the main issues: 1) Covid_19 impact on food systems, food security and the right to food; 2) How Communities, solidarity movements, constituencies are reacting; 3) Public policy proposals emerged in order to build more equitable and resilient food systems.

Below you can download the Full Report and the Short Policy Report.