The impacts of COVID-19 on food security

The ACWFS opens up a student internship research call

05/09/2019 | 5:56 PM

The coronavirus pandemic hits hard. The impact of a massive economic recession is likely to trickle down to fragile economies and vulnerable communities; exacerbating existing food insecurity and malnutrition. More research is needed to assess which mechanisms affect food security during the pandemic, how impacts of lock-downs on food security can be softened (especially for vulnerable communities), and how overweight can be avoided during the lock-downs. For these reasons, the Amsterdam Centre for World Food Studies (ACWFS) and the Athena Institute are partnering together to seek students who would like to contribute to research on how the coronavirus pandemic affects food security and nutrition. Students may be at the Bachelors or the Masters levels and can choose when to start, as well as which timeframe they would like to follow. A wide range of topics and approaches can be accommodated in the internships, from data-intensive studies and model/simulation approaches to qualitative assessments. For more information, please refer to the flyer here. To apply, please send your CV and letter of motivation (clearly indicating a specific area of interest) to info.acwfs@vu.nl.