Covid-19 Dossier

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Value chains

In recent decades, a growing number of voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) have been established to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. But to what extent do certification schemes help build farmers’…

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Agroecology

In a recent publication, the FAO looks at the potential of agroecology to make food systems in Asia and the Pacific more sustainable and fit for a post-COVID future.

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Food security

The world has been facing rising food prices for months. In West and Central Africa extreme upsurges in food prices, partly caused by measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, are leading to food insecurity and…

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Food systems

Heavy shocks like COVID-19 that disrupt food, health and economic systems are likely to increase over the next decades. Thus, these systems need to become more resilient to cope with further shocks. This year’s Global…

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Food systems

Removing wild meat from food systems could create risks for nature and for human health. Expanding animal agriculture to replace wild meat could increase biodiversity loss, according to experts.

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Food security

Schools had closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, depriving millions of children of their only nutritious meal of the day.

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Food systems

In early 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread across the globe, many countries implemented dramatic contact, travel, and/or trade restrictions, including curfews or even complete lockdowns. In order to assess…

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Health

New COVID variants have been detected In several African countries, and in all these countries, the pandemic is spreading faster in the second wave than in the first one. Now, Africa is getting ready to roll out COVID-19…

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Fisheries

Fisheries and aquaculture production have been disrupted, supply chains have been interrupted and consumer spending restricted by various lockdowns. This significantly impacts developing countries, especially those with…

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Food security

Optimised on-farm grain storage boosts food security in sub-Saharan Africa, as the Swiss ETH Zurich study in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic shows.

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