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September 15, 2020Knowledge Portal
Impact of COVID-19 on smallholder farmers, producer organizations and MFIs in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal

This insight brief draws together findings resulting from a study investigating the diverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions on smallholder farmers and microfinance institutions (MFIs). »

August 25, 2020Knowledge Portal
Climate adaptation and job prospects for young people in agriculture

This brief aims for a better understanding of the intersection between climate resilience and youth employment, and where it may be stronger geographically, which is necessary to generate better policy and adaptation options for the future of agriculture and of young people. ow-income, agriculture-dependent countries with rapidly growing cohorts of young people needing jobs must make significant investments in agricultural science and technology, rural infrastructure, and human capital to generate employment and adapt to climate change. »

July 21, 2020Knowledge Portal
Dealing with Covid-19 in rural Africa: Lessons from previous crises

This brief summarises insights from a  study which examines the lessons that can be drawn from previous crises to inform responses to Covid-19 in rural Africa. How Covid-19 and responses to it will unfold in rural Africa is uncertain, but recovery from previous crises has often been quick and strong, even when the measures taken have been quite modest.  »

July 10, 2020Knowledge Portal
Five practical actions towards low-carbon livestock

This publication describes how five practical actions can be widely implemented in integrative and sustainable ways for measurable and rapid impacts on livestock emissions, taking account the diversity of livestock systems and enhancing synergies and managing tradeoffs with other sustainable development objectives. »

May 4, 2020Knowledge Portal
COVID-19 and smallholder producers’ access to markets

The aim of this brief is to inform on options to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on food and agriculture with attention to smallholders’ access to markets. This brief builds on lessons learned in 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic and during the 2007–2008 global food prices volatility crisis. »

May 4, 2020Knowledge Portal
Agri-food markets and trade policy in the time of COVID-19

This policy brief examines different policy measures, with the aim to support informed policy decision-making during COVID-19. olicy measures should aim to address actual rather than perceived demand and supply disruptions; enhanced market transparency and coordination with all concerned actors are critical in this regard. »