COVID-19 impacted all Manitobans in different ways. It also taught us how a global crisis can impact our entire food supply chain. Many in our sector have pivoted their business, charted a path forward and discovered new ways to work in a changing world. COVID-19 highlighted the need to increase the sector’s resilience to emergencies or mass disruptions, whether due to pandemics, climate events or trade barriers.
What actions and policy were effective and what do we need now to ensure that our sector continues to be resilient in the face of future disruptions or crisis?