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Spain: Environmental and nutritional impacts of dietary changes during the COVID-19 lockdown

Spain: Environmental and nutritional impacts of dietary changes during the COVID-19 lockdown | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The COVID lockdown has affected food purchases and eating habits. In this regard, this short communication assesses the nutritional and environmental impacts of these changes during the COVID lockdown in Spain, by applying Life Cycle Assessment and an energy- and nutrient-corrected functional unit. Three environmental impacts were studied (Global Warming Potential, Blue Water Footprint and Land Use) and a total of seven weekly diet scenarios were designed: two pre-COVID diets for March and April in 2019 (MAR19, APR19), one COVID diet (COVID) and two alternative diets, one based on the National Dietary Guidelines (NDG) and another one on the Planetary Health Diet (PHD). 

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The role of farmers during the COVID-19 crisis

The role of farmers during the COVID-19 crisis | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The COVID-19 pandemic had brought new appreciation for the pivotal role that South Africa’s agriculture sector plays in the provision of healthy, sufficient and affordable food, according to Derek Mathews, chairperson of Grain SA.
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Italy: Decline in Exports Add to Troubles for Puglian Producers

Italy: Decline in Exports Add to Troubles for Puglian Producers | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The many chal­lenges olive oil pro­duc­ers are cur­rently fac­ing in South­ern Italy have reached a new high: offi­cial data show a rel­e­vant slow­down in olive oil export from the Puglia region in the first three months of the year. Although they do not come as a sur­prise given the con­di­tions of the inter­na­tional mar­ket in the COVID-19 era, the new fig­ures alarm grow­ers.

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Covid-19 : plus de 47 millions de personnes menacées par la faim en Afrique du Nord et au Moyen-Orient

Covid-19 : plus de 47 millions de personnes menacées par la faim en Afrique du Nord et au Moyen-Orient | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord, le nombre de personnes menacées d’insécurité alimentaire pourrait atteindre 47 millions en raison de la pandémie de Covid-19 et ses répercussions socio-économiques dévastatrices pourraient conduire 6,7 millions de personnes supplémentaires à avoir du mal à se nourrir, a averti mardi le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM).

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Europe: Slight increase in EU27 agri-food trade despite Coronavirus and Brexit challenges

Europe: Slight increase in EU27 agri-food trade despite Coronavirus and Brexit challenges | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The latest monthly agri-food trade report shows that between January and May 2020, the total value of EU-27 agri-food exports rose by 2% compared to the same period in 2019, reaching €75.8 billion, while the value of imports increased to €52.7bn (a rise of nearly 1%). However the monthly values of EU-27 exports and imports […]
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France: Covid-19 | Témoignages de producteurs et de distributeurs en Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

France: Covid-19 | Témoignages de producteurs et de distributeurs en Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Depuis le début de la crise du COVID-19, les circuits courts alimentaires ont été extrêmement sollicités, mettant en évidence leur force mais aussi leur vulnérabilité. Plusieurs acteurs en Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur partagent leurs retours d’expérience et l’impact de cette période sur leurs activités : Comment ils se sont adaptés, les difficultés auxquelles ils ont dû faire face et comment ils envisagent aujourd’hui de poursuivre ou de réinventer leur activité. Ces témoignages permettent de dégager des pistes de réflexion pour consolider encore davantage ces circuits et construire un système alimentaire plus résilient.
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Spain Requests More EU Support for Olive Oil Producers

Spain Requests More EU Support for Olive Oil Producers | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
After the com­ple­tion of the pri­vate stor­age aid scheme that resulted in more than one-quar­ter of Euro­pean Union olive oil stocks being with­drawn from the mar­ket, the sec­tor remains in limbo with the antic­i­pated recov­ery of prices being slowed down by the COVID-19 pan­demic.
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