Food Systems in a Time of Disruption Impacts of COVID-19 on Agri-Food
As the globe deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, our food systems face severe disruption. The resources on this page are intended to assist in moving forward through the challenges, and plan not only for life after lockdown, but also for how to avoid such devastation in the future.
Webinar Series: Agri-Food in a Time of Disruption
COVID-19 + Agri-Food Webinars
Recorded webinars on COVID-19 and agri-food for insights during disruption.
Robustness of Canada’s Food Supply Chain
Arrell Chair in Food Business, Simon Somogyi sat down and reflected on the disruption that viruses such COVID-19 can cause in Canada's supply chain. Here is what he wrote...
6 history lessons for eating through COVID-19 pandemic
Guelph food historians share insights from disruptions during the last century.
Canada’s Food Price Report COVID-19 Update
Food prices expected to rise 4% in 2020, with vegetables and bakery leading the way.
Educational, Interesting, and Fun Resources About Food
Resources Bringing Us Ease and Information
This is an unprecedented time of global uncertainty.
Governments around the world, including Canada, are instructing everyone to stay home if they can. We wanted to share resources and materials that we are using to learn more about food and agriculture at this time and to share the sources that we are going to for information and updates on COVID-19.
Keep scrolling to view them all.
University of Guelph Experts on COVID-19 and Our Food System
Evan Fraser - Food System Resilience
What COVID-19 means for food systems and meat packing
Evan and co-author Mike Von Massow explore the immediate and long-term effects of food processing plant closures.
Food, History and COVID
Evan and co-authors, Malcolm Campbell and Rene Van Acker ask readers if we will learn important lessons for our food system about resilience and preparedness that help us all navigate the next major disruption
Maria Corradini - Food Safety
In a Nut Shell: Food Safety during COVID-19
Maria answers common questions about COVID-19 and food safety.
What bags should I use at the grocery store during the pandemic?
Maria offers advice on how to shop safely during the pandemic and shares recent findings on contracting the virus from surfaces.
Simon Somogyi - Food Business
Coronavirus halts Chinese demand for Canadian shellfish
Simon comments on why the east coast is seeing declines in lobster exports.
Food Supply Business Opportunities
Simon provides some context to emerging food business opportunities as a result of COVID-19
Phil Loring - Community & Food
With fresh seafood as elusive as toilet paper, community-supported fisheries could be the answer
Phil discusses different measures that can be taken to sustainably support small-scale fisheries.
As coronavirus threatens seafood economy, community fisheries find ways to stay afloat
Phil and co-authors discuss the toll that COVID-19 is taking on the seafood industry.
What We Are Watching
Provision Coalition Webinar Series
Provision Coalition, one of our community partners is hosting weekly webinars to create a space for dialogue on strategies to support your resiliency through the coronavirus pandemic.
National Index on Agri-Food Performance: Webinar
The Canadian agri-food sector is considering how to demonstrate its leadership on environmental sustainability and other indicators of being a trusted food leader.