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International Food Policy Research Institute, August 2021

The second wave of COVID-19 overwhelmed health systems and disrupted livelihoods, agriculture, and food systems. The public sector has an important role to play in moderating food price volatility by investing in storage, marketing, cold chains, and processing. Multi-stakeholder partnerships, digital technologies, greater use of biofortified crops and e-commerce, and promotion of micro-food enterprises to promote better health and nutrition in food systems are all critical. This is a summary of key outcomes from the virtual event.