Taming The Black Swan: A Secure Food Future
So far 2020 has been marked by a series of events that have had a significant impact on our lives, bringing about a lot of changes to food supply chains, consumer behavior, and business models.
The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that "there is an impending global food emergency that could have long term impacts on hundreds of millions of children and adults." adding that “Our food systems are failing, and the COVID-19 pandemic is making things worse.”
And yet countries such as the UAE have demonstrated a wealth of resilience and preparedness negating the impact of the crisis on their residents’ food security and nutrition. Regulations, trade, emerging technologies, awareness – how is the country building self-sufficiency and what does it mean for food professionals and consumers?