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Latest Publication

ZEF Policy Brief 33
The Covid-19 pandemic crisis and poor people’s struggle for survival:
How should governments in low-income countries respond and what resources are needed?
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"The Moment to see the poor"
Editorial in the current issue of Science [Vol. 368, Issue 6488, pp.214]
by ZEF Director Joachim von Braun, Stefano Zamagni, Macelo Sánchez Sorondo.

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Impact of COVID-19 on West Africa’s people and its biodiversity
ZEF Senior researcher Isimemen Osemwegie elaborates which measures may impact human health and biodiversity alike in this article.

In the blog post Beyond Covid-19: The real pandemic in Honduras you can read about the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Honduras and its possible lasting consequences after the pandemic is over. 
The piece was written by ZEF junior researcher

The blog post Side-effect of Covid-19 pandemic in Japan: Start of a new paper-less and online-based business style? by Hiroe Ishihara shows the development of the Covid-19 in Japan.
In the article Why wait for the next pandemic? We can learn from the systems approach! ZEF junior researchers Sandul Yasobant elaborates on lessons that may be learned from Covid-19 for the next possible pandemic.

Professor Joachim von Braun invited to chair the Scientific Group for the Food System Summit of the UN Secretary General.

ONLINE EVENT: Thursday, April 23. 1:30 - 2:30pm
Topic: Water, Sanitation and Agriculture Linkages with Health and Nutrition Improvement
Speaker: Nicolas Gerber (ZEF Senior researcher)

ONLINE EVENT: Thursday, April 30. 1:30 - 2:30pm
Topic: Diet and Gut Microbiome in the Brazilian Population
Speaker: Prof.Christian Hoffmann (
University of São Paulo)

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