Legal Considerations in the Context of Responses to COVID-19 to Mitigate the Risk of Food Insecurity (April 10, 2020)
In the wake of the global pandemic, COVID-19, Countries are taking measures to halt its spread. However, such measures can have unintended consequences for food security, namely availability, access, utilization and stability of food supplies at global, national, local levels. Countries need to know and take into account the human right to food in adopting such measures to safeguard the same in those measures to avoid potential food shortages and disruptions in the supply chain. Therefore, the following legal recommendations should be understood in the context of the legal frameworks that countries already have in place, and as part of governments’ efforts to strengthen emergency preparedness legislation.