This collection of articles provides insights into how Covid-19 has impacted the way we purchase and consume food, the adaptations in the food system, and how people around the world are using food to find comfort in uncertain times.
– Cuba Policies to Confront the COVID-19 Pandemic
Cuba has faced severe food shortages over the last year. Some compare the current scarcity with the special period in the early 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union when Cuba chose to fend for itself as supply chains dried up. During that time the average Cuban citizen lost around 20 lbs. Today Cuba is facing an even more dire situation as the COVID-19 pandemic makes its way across the island and the Caribbean. We should consider how our network might be able to inform chefs in Cuba, and also support those who are helping to overcome what will truly be another life-changing event for Cuba’s citizens. This briefing paper provides the context for this crisis.