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Resilient Recovery Series: The Food Security Challenge

In this new series on World Bank Live we focus on the ideas and actions that will help countries as they look beyond the pandemic. Recovery from COVID-19 will be an opportunity for countries to build resilience, improve inclusion and ensure economic growth. We will be joined by David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF and African Union Commissioner Josefa Sacko to discuss how Food Security has been impacted by COVID-19.

The World Food Programme estimates the number of people facing acute food insecurity could double by the end of 2020 due to job and remittance losses. At the same time, farmers face depressed prices for their unsold farm produce, a reduced ability to finance food production in the next season, and massive locust waves in parts of East Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.

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The Resilient Recovery Series includes in-depth interviews with the Bank’s leading experts focused on health, social, and economic responses, as well as policies, institutions, and investments that will be critical to resilient, inclusive, and sustainable recovery.

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David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group

President, World Bank Group

Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission

Executive Director, UNICEF

Co-founder & Group CEO of Olam International Limited

Mayor, Narayanganj City Corporation, Bangladesh

Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank

Country Director, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad, World Bank

Country Director, India, World Bank

Country Director, Andean Region (Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru), World Bank


Paul Blake, External Affairs Officer, World Bank Group - Photo: Simone McCourtie / World Bank

External Affairs Officer, World Bank Group

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