Averting Risks to the Food Chain

The Food Chain Crisis prevention system is the Food and Agriculture Organization’s response to the increasing number of food chain emergencies, which bring unprecedented challenges to food security, livelihoods, human health, and local, national, and global economies. Controlling transboundary animal and plant pests and diseases and food safety incidents contributes to several SDGs. The 23 practices illustrated here show how better coordination makes a difference in people’s lives and livelihoods. The multidisciplinary, collaborative, and integrated approach encouraged by the tool ensures that information about threats to our food is shared with all people involved from farm to table before the threats can spread and cross borders.

Food and Agriculture Organization, February 2017.