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Summary Report of Webinar – Securing Food amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on: May 22, 2020

A webinar on “Securing Food amidst COVID-19 Pandemic” was organized by Master in International Cooperation and Development (MICD) under Mid-Western University (MWU) on 18 May 2020. This was the second virtual forum of the MICD-MWU webinar series in COVID-19 Pandemic. There were more than 100 attendees including academicians, MWU officials, faculty members, experts, practitioners, and graduate students. The invited experts shared their ideas, knowledge and experiences in the various aspects of food security during COVID-19 Pandemic and responded to the queries of the participants. The webinar included opening session, panel discussion session, and question and answer session.

Delivering his opening remarks, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Singh explained that food crisis caused by the pandemic has two dimensions- supply and demand. He shared the key finding of WFP report on food security in Karnali province of Nepal published in June 2019. Accordingly, there is 37% of food deficiency in mountain areas of Karnali and 29% of food deficiency in hill areas of Karnali. Elaborating gloomy yesteryears he portrayed uncertain future by putting the question in the floor as- “what will happen to Karnali with regard to food security during the COVID-19?”

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