Michigan State University: Food systems and Covid-19: a concept note for real time, policy engaged research that builds local capacity. (MSU)
Michigan State University, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity and Influence (PRCI)
The global covid-19 pandemic represents a unique challenge to national governments and to a multi-lateral and bilateral development agencies for three reasons: the breathtaking speed of its advance through our global society, the vast potential impacts that it may have on the on lives and livelihoods, and the enormous uncertainty around what those impacts might be.
This project focuses on the pandemic’ impact on the global food systems. This will be led by Michigan state university’s Food Security Group and its flagship Feed the Future Innovation Lab for food, security policy research, capacity and influence (PRCI).
- Real-time tracking of policy decisions and implementation together with actions by private sector and development partners across at least 12 countries of Africa and 7 countries of Asia.
- Three rounds of population-based cellphone surveys in a subset of at least 5 countries of Africa.
- Surveys of the midstream of food system in 2-3 countries where we are able to assemble necessary lists of phone numbers for traders, processors, and third-party logistics operators.
- Prof. David Tschirley, Michigan State University
- Dr. Sarah Ssewanyana, EPRC