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COVID-19: Coping strategies of rice value chain actors in Tanzania (1)
July 20, 2020 / APRA blog FAC blog
Actors in the rice value chain in Tanzania have been hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic and the measures implemented by the government to contain it. In the first of a two blog mini-series, APRA researchers Ntengua Mdoe, Gilead Mlay and
The four immediate impacts of Covid-19 regulations on the Mozambican farmers
April 27, 2020 / FAC blog
By Phillan Zamchiya, Clemente Ntauazi and Boaventura Monjane. This blog first appeared on the PLAAS website. In order to guard against the spread of Covid-19, Mozambique declared a state of emergency for 30 days with effect from 1 April 2020.
Virtual sessions to cover agribusiness response to pandemic
April 20, 2020 / News
The Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness programme (CASA) programme  is utilising its Evidence and Learning Component to run an e-series on “Rethinking agribusiness investments through the pandemic”. The first of the four sessions will begin at 12 noon BST
Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 lockdown: Ensuring the right to food for the poor
April 20, 2020 / FAC blog
By Phillan Zamchiya, Dewa Mavhinga, Thando Gwinji, Arnold Chamunogwa and Claris Madhuku The Covid-19 global pandemic poses serious challenges to fragile countries such as Zimbabwe, which have weak health systems and constrained social assistance programmes. Such countries must formulate and