The coronavirus pandemic has been a crushing one-two punch to the global economy, delivering a dual shock to supply and demand. It’s a serious threat to food security because even though there is enough food for everyone globally, not everyone has access to it. As the global economy shrinks sharply, governments must focus their efforts on helping people ride out a deep recession.
They can do this by deploying the full power of fiscal and monetary policies to avert a food crisis and address inequality. Torero’s policy recommendations to mitigate the risks of the pandemic on food security and boost resilience against the recession can be found in his writings and interviews.