The world's food system has so far weathered the challenge of covid-19, with the global health crisis yet to precipitate a global food one. But things could go awry. The system's complex architecture means it has many potential bottlenecks.
Meanwhile, besides supply chain disruptions, the economic fallout from covid-19 will also see the number of people suffering from acute hunger and malnutrition rise significantly, creating challenges for not just emerging markets in Asia but the poorer citizens of developed Asia too.
Under today's circumstances even quite small dislocations in the food system could, by increasing prices further, lead to great suffering.
What are the risks and implications for South-east Asia's sustainable growth if its food supply chains face dislocations and shortages? How will vulnerabilities in South-east Asia's food systems at the local, national and regional level constrain productive capacities and human capital development?
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