On March 24th of Committee on World Food Security Chair Mr. Thanawat Tiensin released a statement addressing the growing COVID-19 pandemic. In part it read:
"As the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection has spread to pandemic proportions over the last few weeks, I feel – in my role as Chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) – that we have both a moral and political obligation to initiate a proactive dialogue among our stakeholders on the implications and potential impacts of this pandemic on global food security and nutrition. As a Committee, our prompt and resolute action and messages must have one goal in mind: to urge as strongly as possible that all responsible leaders – in governments, business, academia, civil society, and elsewhere – do everything in their power to prevent this health crisis from becoming a food crisis. We saw such a scenario occur only a decade earlier when a financial crisis morphed into such a food crisis. We must avoid this from happening again, for the sake of our peoples and our planet. Sitting idly by is not an option."
You can read the full release here.