Tag: covid19

21
Apr

New IFAD fund launched to help prevent rural food crisis in wake of COVID-19

Rome, 20 April 2020 – With the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown threatening the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today committed US$40 million, and launched an urgent appeal for additional funds, to support farmers and rural communities to continue growing and selling food. IFAD’s new multi-donor fund, the COVID-19 Rural

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17
Apr

COVID-19: FAO and African Union commit to safeguarding food security amid crisis

Regional body and UN agency join forces to minimize lockdown’s impact on the continent where one in five goes hungry 16 April 2020, Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the African Union (AU) and international partners today described the food and agriculture system as “an essential service that must continue to operate during periods of

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4
Apr

Dealing with food security in the face of COVID-19: Where Governments should focus

Ben Moses Ilakut: As the novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) continues to spread rapidly across the globe, countries across the world have shut down major socio-economic functions, putting livelihoods in a precarious situation. A genuine fear that the worst is yet to come in regards to food and nutrition security is looming. The months of April, May and even the proceeding ones

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