Farmers on the Frontline - Building resilience in a post-Coronavirus world
08 May 2020
COVID-19 is already having adverse impacts on rural people, who are particularly vulnerable in terms of the spread of the virus itself and the knock-on economic effects.
By supporting rural people’s production and marketing activities and ensuring crisis-resilient support services are available, IFAD enables them to maintain their business and livelihoods during and after the crisis. This will build rural people’s resilience to the effects of the crisis, prevent them from backsliding into poverty, and protect the positive impacts previously achieved in IFAD projects.
This online event will discuss:
- The impacts of COVID-19 on rural communities and small scale agriculture in developing countries
- How they have already benefitted from IFAD’s resilience-building
- How IFAD is providing response and recovery efforts
The event will be webcast and held in English only.
A Twitter Chat was held on Monday 4 May at 15.00 CEST. Follow @IFAD and #IFADpostCOVID19
Q1: What are the impacts of Covid-19 on small-scale farmers and rural producers?
Q2: Can you give examples of how small-scale farmers and producers are responding?
Q3: What can we learn from past crises on how we respond?
Q4 : What might be the long term impacts of the pandemic on food security?
Q5 : How can international organisations help rural communities build resistance?