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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.