Covid-19

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COVID-19 Impacts on Agri-Input Systems in East and Southern Africa
Feed the Future South Africa Agribusiness SMEs
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Following its examination of COVID-19 and the New Risks to Food Security and Nutrition, the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security (EEFS) project looked into how challenges...

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In the Face of COVID-19, We Must Invest in More Resilient Food Systems in Africa
Feed the Future All Countries Agribusiness SMEs
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In Zambia, a farmer is asking herself how she will buy fertilizer as the price of imported goods skyrockets. The managers of a Tanzanian flour mill are fretting about how to keep production lines in operation when they can’t source replacement parts from countries under lockdown. Outside Na...

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A Year Like No Other: Stories of Resilience and Innovation from Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation
Feed the Future All Countries Agribusiness SMEs
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As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded in early 2020, Feed the Future tapped into its global network of agribusiness partners to learn first-hand how they were responding in five critical business operation areas: production, sales, liquidity and financing, workforce, and decision-...

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How Three African Agribusinesses are Responding to COVID-19 in Real-Time
Feed the Future All Countries Agribusiness SMEs
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted both the importance and fragility of global supply chains. From nasal testing swabs to medications, and bicycles to toilet paper, shutdowns and border controls have made it clear that businesses need to thoroughly understand where their products are sourced a...

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Lessons for Agriculture from COVID-19: Local is Best
African Business Nigeria Agribusiness SMEs
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As the largest economy and the most populous country on this rich continent, Nigeria truly has a golden opportunity to lead the march and set benchmarks for how African countries should reshape their economies and prepare their industry in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read

Considerations for Getting your Farm Business Online
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Agribusiness Program Team All Countries Agribusiness SMEs
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A rapid response quick reference guide to identifying, developing, and deploying web-based strategies to sell your farm products during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

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Adjusting Business Models to Sustain Agri-Food Enterprises during COVID-19
Food and Agriculture Organisation All Countries Agribusiness SMEs
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This aticle emphasizes the important entry point for sustainable agri-food enterprises during and post-COVID-19

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CLUED-IN #12: TAKING STOCK - How Covid-19 Has Impacted Inclusive Business Companies And What Has Helped Them Adapt
Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) All Countries Agribusiness SMEs
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The corona pandemic shows us in a very throbbing way how intertwined the private sector, government and the people are. For many companies, in the formal and informal sector, it is pure survival. 

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Diets In A Time Of Coronavirus: Don’t Let Vegetables Fall Off The Plate
JODY HARRIS Angola Others
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The rapid spread of COVID-19 has changed the world so suddenly and enormously that the pandemic’s many food system effects will take time to fully understand. However, a food systems perspective suggests places we should monitor for potential disruption. What we already know is that malnutr...

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Strategies for Startup Entrepreneurs – Keeping Your Business Alive Through COVID-19
Ben White All Countries Others
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The COVID-19 virus continues to wreck havoc on international markets, presenting entrepreneurs with a dire economic outlook and growing set of challenges. To survive this storm, entrepreneurs must take immediate steps to secure their business and to guide their teams through these difficult...

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Developing Countries Can Respond to COVID-19 in Ways That Are Swift, at Scale, and Successful
Larry Cooley and Johannes F. Linn All Countries Others
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The COVID-19 crisis presents the world with a huge challenge: Everyone and everything is affected, and the response has to be both quick and global. While it is first and foremost a health crisis, it is also an education crisis, an employment and economic crisis, a crisis of hunger and poverty, a...

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How Female Agro-Agents Can Help Input Distributors Better Respond to Community Needs
Julia Hakspiel and Hirondina Tavasse Mondiane Mozambique Agribusiness SMEs
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The nature of agriculture in Mozambique, and women’s role within it, is changing. Women are increasingly entering the input distribution market system, as agro-dealers, retailers, agents, and extension workers. To understand these changes more,  Read