2. COVID-19 and Global Food Insecurity with Dr. Vasily Erokhin
Today’s show focuses on COVID-19’s impact on food insecurity in the developing world from the scope of global economics and trade. I have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Vasily Erokhin, an Associate Professor in the School of Economics and Management at Harbin Engineering University in China and also an Adjunct Professor at Key West University, Florida. We’ll focus on the interactions between the dynamics of COVID-19 cases, food trade, food inflation, and currency volatilities in regard to people’s food security status from the position of his most recent publication, Impacts of COVID-19 on Trade and Economic Aspects of Food Security: Evidence from 45 Developing Countries.
- Access the research here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7459461/
- Learn more about global food insecurity here: https://www.wfp.org/emergencies/covid-19-pandemic
- How does the World Bank classify countries? Due to the challenges and limitations of categorization, the World Bank is changing the use of the terms ‘developing and developed countries’ to the ‘low and middle-income countries’ and ‘upper middle-income economies’. Read more below: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/378834-how-does-the-world-bank-classify-countries