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The potential impact of COVID-19 on China’s food security: Prospects for food imports
Last week, the China Grain Reserve Group announced its intention to purchase 22 million tonnes of imported grain during 2020. Should China worry about food security?
On the International Day for Biological Diversity, commitment to sustainable agriculture is more important than ever
This year’s theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature.”
COVID-19 response must target African agriculture and the rural poor
Africa has so far escaped the worst health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the continent looks like it could be the worst hit.
Five ways organizations can help countries build agile and inclusive responses to COVID-19
How can we enhance local capacity to respond to this emergency in an agile and inclusive manner?
Tracking the implementation and impact of the Uganda Yield Fund: A groundbreaking M&E system for a groundbreaking fund
We are in the middle of a shift in how development is financed. Impact investing is on the rise.
When they came home: Migration and responses to COVID-19 in India
With most of the world sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ILO estimates that about 2.7 billion people are currently affected by workplace closures.
Small-scale farmers can help build resilient food systems in a post–COVID-19 world
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 820 million people were living in hunger. Tens of millions more will join them if we do not take the right actions, and quickly.
Recovery, reactivation and resilience: Confronting COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
With half of the planet’s population locked down, the global economy brought to a halt and the number of cases reaching into the millions, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest crisis of our time.
As Earth Day adopts a climate action theme, let’s not forget about smallholder farmers
On this day 50 years ago – the first Earth Day had just taken place – and a global movement was born.
Collaborating in a time of crisis: Three early takeaways from the COVID-19 response in India
The tremendous progress in reducing poverty made by India over the past 25 years could now be reversed because of the unprecedented emergency facing all of us – the COVID-19 pandemic.
Supporting Cambodian farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Cambodia has made remarkable progress and achieved lower-middle-income status - but the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to strain the entire economy.
IFAD helps shape Bangladesh’s response to the coronavirus crisis in rural areas
An IFAD team in Bangladesh provided a proposal to the Government for a certified safe transport and logistics system for movement of inputs and produce in rural areas.
Shaping a holistic response to COVID-19: Protecting food systems and rural producers
It is easy to lose sight of the big picture when called upon to act quickly in response to the human tragedy caused by COVID-19.
Driving AgriTech adoption: Insights from Southeast Asia’s farmers
By leveraging the tools that internet marketing companies have already honed to reach consumers, governments can deliver quality agronomy advice at scale.
Don’t allow the coronavirus to open up another front
What started as a health crisis could turn into a food crisis unless we take measures now. Preventing a food crisis is key to maintaining the strength to fight back.
Changing lives in times of uncertainty: how innovative agriculture builds resilience
As countries prepare for the pandemic the mandate of a rural development organization may seem to some not particularly relevant to the current crisis.