This project is supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, grant no. 2020-68006-33037, from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
About the Project
This Agriculture and Food Research Initiative is a multi-region, multi-institution research and outreach project that assesses the impact of COVID-19 on food and agricultural systems to develop strategies for coping with future crises.
Lessons from COVID-19: Positioning Regional Food Supply Chains for Future Pandemics, Natural Disasters and Human-made Crises is one of 17 projects nationwide to receive funding through a new program area of the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, targeting rapid response solutions to the pandemic through applied research, education and extension activities.
Throughout the project, we plan to accomplish the following:
Develop resources and strategies for current and future disruptions with supply chain stakeholders and experts.
Webinars and Other Media
WEBINAR 1: WHAT LESSONS DO WE HOPE TO LEARN FROM COVID-19?
- ENational data and recommendations from the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education related to COVID-19 public opinions as well as opinions of agriculture and natural resources leaders
- EUSDA Local Food Systems Response to COVID-19 Resource Hub
- ECenter for Rural Enterprise Engagement Touchless Transactions Resources
- EUF/IFAS COVID-19 Pandemic Disaster Impact Analysis
- EUniversity of California, Irvine Critical Food Studies
WEBINAR 2: IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS
Webinar 3: CONSUMERS’ INTERACTIONS WITH THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN
Webinar 4: In-depth Reflections on Innovations in the Supply Chain and
UF/IFAS PIE Center’s Science by the Slice Podcast Episode
Combatting Interruptions in the Food System
COVID-19 caused substantial interruptions to the U.S. food system, impacting both supply and demand. In this episode, agricultural economists Dr. Hikaru Peterson and Dr. Christa Court will discuss the current research they are conducting on COVID-19 and the impacts the pandemic has had on the U.S. food system. They will discuss the impacts on supply and demand, and how their research will prepare us for future potential food system interruptions.
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As a result of this project, researchers worked to develop factsheets that highlight key topics and research findings. Download these factsheets to learn more about how these findings can be applied moving forward.
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