Shaping a holistic response to COVID-19: Protecting food systems and rural producers

April 27, 2020

The article address the shock faced by food supply chains in developing countries during COVID-19 pandemic. Small and medium sized enterprises suffer the most in the midstream and downstream parts of the agri-food sector. Informal labourers feel vulnerable due to the lack of safety nets. There is difference in the way the rural and urban spheres are impacted. IFAD proposes reccomendations in this document, for bringing about long term stability and change.


Accelerating vaccinations for millions of vulnerable people across India

VaxNow is bringing together the Government, Private Sector Organizations, Community leaders, NGOs and the Media to accelerate the vaccination of vulnerable people in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Bihar. These partners will collaborate to reach the unreached through an agile, geographically contextualized plan which will help overcome barriers for vulnerable communities. The criteria for selecting these communities is: people with the highest access barriers, the highest chance of contracting COVID and people living in overcrowded places.
Authored by Sara Savastano for the International Fund for Agricultural Development

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