#COVIDByte #1

Published April 14, 2020

We are pleased to present the first entry in the #COVIDBytes series

The food production sector is one of the key machines that continues to run during the COVID-19 crisis. However, many of the distribution channels, such as catering and outdoor food markets, have been closed, challenging the viability of many production chains and the livelihoods of some producers themselves. Changes in consumption patterns have led to decreased demand for certain products, encouraging farmers to seek alternative marketing channels. In this context, direct farm-to-fork marketing strategies may represent a win-win option for both parties.

The compilation below highlights some of the initiatives that have been created in the aim of bringing consumers and producers closer together, ensuring viable pathways for quality food to continue to arrive to our tables, in the process preventing food waste and helping those affected by the crisis.

The complete #COVIDBytes series:
0. Introduction (April 13)

1. COVIDByte #1 (April 14)

2. COVIDByte #2: Assistance Available to the Agro-Food Sector (April 22)

3. COVIDByte #3: Changes in Consumption Patterns (April 28)

4. COVIDByte #4: Impacts on prices (April 28)

5. COVIDByte #5: The Importance of Seasonal Workers (May 6)

6. COVIDByte #6: The Approach One health (May 11)

7. …

Stay tuned to the News section of our website to access the rest of the series as it rolls out!
These will also be posted on our Twitter, along with other (excellent) content!

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