June 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted agricultural supply chains within the United States and worldwide. A panel of experts from academia, industry and the non-profit sector discussed how the pandemic has disrupted global supply chains in the near-term. Looking ahead, they offered an assessment of COVID 19’s long-run impact on global agricultural trade and how we can prepare for similar crises in the future. This event was in collaboration with the International School of Agri Management - ISAM, and is also part of the Campus Global Theme: Food for Thought: Feeding Ourselves, Feeding the Planet.
Panelists included Flavio Alzueta, chief marketing officer, G.A.P. GLOBAL and professor at the the International School of Agri Management;Shakira Phiri, investment promotion officer at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism in Malawi, and 2018-19 Mandela Washington Fellow at UC Davis; Gloria E. Polanco, General Manager of FRUTESA (Frutas Tropicales de Guatemala, S.A.); and Daniel Sumner, Frank H. Buck, Jr. Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Director of the University of California Agricultural Issues Center. Moderated by Ermias Kebreab, director of the UC Davis World Food Center, associate dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Global Engagement, and professor and Sesnon Endowed Chair in animal science, UC Davis.