The impacts of COVID-19 on the Italian Agriculture & Food sector: what can we learn to build forward better more resilient and sustainable food systems?

The impacts of COVID-19 on the Italian Agriculture & Food sector: what can we learn to build forward better more resilient and sustainable food systems?

The impacts of COVID-19 on the Italian Agriculture & Food sector: what can we learn to build forward better more resilient and sustainable food systems?

 

This gLOCAL event took a close look at how the pandemic affected the Italian agriculture and food sector and discussed the response that the national and European authorities have provided. 

What type of data can be used to simulate or assess the intensity of shocks caused by the crisis on agriculture and to help shape policy responses? Presenters shared lessons that can be used to improve the resilience of the sector in Italy and discussed how to ensure better use of evidence by decision makers in this particular area.

 

Agenda

  • Introduction remarks by Ms Simona Cristiano, Researcher and evaluation specialist, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics and Italian Evaluation Association.
  • Panel discussion moderated by Mr Fabrizio Felloni, Deputy Director, Independent Office of Evaluation, IFAD, with:
    • Ms Annalisa Zezza, Senior policy analyst, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Italy: potential impact on agriculture of Covid-19 outbreak on medium term prospects
    • Mr Luca Cesaro, Senior researcher, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Italy: Italian farms during the COVID-19 pandemic: main problems and future perspectives