Covid-19

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COVID-19: Agricultural Mechanisation in the Right Direction in Ghana
Ghanian Times Ghana Agriculture News and Media
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The COVID-19 pandemic and its damaging health impact in addition to the lives it is claiming across the globe has become the preoccupation of governments. In other words, the fight against the pandemic has become the priority of the political leaders the world over. The situation is such that wit...

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Africa: Coronavirus and Food Safety- What Studies Say
Jeffrey M. All Countries Agribusiness SMEs
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In summary, the discovery of SARS-CoV-2 on food or food packaging may raise concerns about food safety, but it doesn’t indicate a risk for public health. Therefore it should not be a basis for restricting food trade or initiating a food recall. Thinking about the food supply chain in a conn...

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Hope Or Hype: The Rise Of Youth Engagement In Agriculture During COVID-19
Victor Mugo Uganda Agribusiness SMEs
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Typically, a choice between farm work and a career in an urban area has exemplified a big dilemma for rural youth in Uganda. Although the former choice has made a good showing, the duel has only seen one winner. As a result, a mass exodus of young people to urban areas has ensued, carrying with t...

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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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