Covid-19 Dossier

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Health

The economic costs of the pandemic have been harsher than the direct impact of COVID-19 for the African continent, the authors of this report state. Nevertheless, without adequate protection, estimates show that hundreds…

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Agriculture

The COVID-19 which emerged in Wuhan (China) towards the end of 2019 has since spread to other parts of the world and was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the 11th March 2020. In Africa, the…

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Biodiversity

Human impacts on biodiversity are increasingly being viewed as a possible cause of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The topic was addressed as part of a series of live interviews with experts on linkages between COVID-19…

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Finance

The World Bank predicts the sharpest decline of remittances in recent history. This means a loss of a crucial financing lifeline for many vulnerable households.

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Health

The corona crisis hits poor countries in Africa, South Asia and Latin America the hardest. The Swiss development organization Helvetas is supporting affected people with various initiatives in the fight against the…

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Markets

Prices for agricultural commodities are expected to remain broadly stable in 2020 overall as production levels and stocks of most staple foods are at record highs. Nevertheless, trade and supply chain disruptions raise…

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In most African countries, COVID-19 is likely to trigger a combined health and food crisis. In order to cope with this unprecedented crisis, consistently aligning our policies to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…

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Health

For centuries, people living in Africa have depended on social capital in coping with critical shocks. Can the continent’s social capital be part of the strategy to mobilise resources for a much-needed social safety net…

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Trade

The implications of COVID-19 on agricultural trade and food and nutrition security were discussed in a webinar of two giz sector projects at the beginning of April 2020. The participants agreed that a free, fair and…

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“The fallout from COVID-19 may push rural families even deeper into poverty, hunger and desperation”, said Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of IFAD. A new fund by IFAD aims to provide rural people with the tools to adapt to…

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