24 Apr 2020
Learning Lab, ISF Advisors, The Feed the Future Initiative

In this emergency briefing series, ISF Advisors and the RAF Learning Lab will look at how the COVID-19 crisis is likely to affect different types of rural households and what the cascading effects may be on markets, food security, and national security. This briefing series seeks to be pragmatic and elevate the real experiences of smallholders and service providers who are most impacted by ripple effects in the economy. The series builds on the 2019 Pathways to Prosperity report, and provides tangible recommendations to critical decision makers on how rural agricultural livelihoods can be supported. In this brief, we look at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact vulnerable subsisting farmers — in particular, how the economic repercussions could significantly impact long-term poverty relief. For the impact on commercializing farmers, please refer to Pathway 2: High-risk households dependent on, and critical for, food supply chains.

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16 Apr 2020
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Explore the GSMA AgriTech Toolkit here

The GSMA AgriTech Programme works towards equitable and sustainable food chains that empower farmers and strengthen local economies. Their latest toolkit offers a collection of resources that illustrate how digital technologies can address pain points in the agricultural last mile for farmers and value chain actors, such as agribusinesses and cooperatives. The toolkit explains how digitising the last mile offers a pathway to financial inclusion for farmers. 

14 Apr 2020
Learning Lab, ISF Advisors, The Feed the Future Initiative
Rural farming pathway

Building on over a decade of research into the livelihoods of rural households and the markets in which they operate, this COVID-19 Emergency Briefing Series will look at how this crisis is likely to affect different types of rural households and what the cascading effects may be on markets, food security, and national security. This briefing series will seek to be pragmatic and elevate the real experiences of smallholders and service providers who are most affected by ripple effects in the economy, while also providing recommendations to critical decision makers.

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