Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has hit global food systems hard, it’s also given consumers new reasons to eat local.
Labour shortages, logistics interruptions, and supply and demand inconsistencies have significantly impacted production, distribution, and inventory levels across the entire food system, including in the Caribbean.
Caribbean member states are extremely reliant on both tourism and food imports, making them vulnerable to new pandemic restrictions.
The food supply chain sector is taking emergency measures for resilience, looking for ways to adapt to the new reality creatively.
One concept is cryptocurrency, which the Jamaican Women in Coffee (JAWIC) is exploring.
Not only would it allow small coffee farmers to track their contributions but also get paid accordingly via a mobile app.
This From farm to fork: The Caribbean video, supplied by the International Trade Centre (ITC), sheds light on post-COVID recovery to ensure food security, stable incomes and healthy food supply chains – from farmers to chefs and agritourism, are sustained.
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