COVID—19

The COVID-19 Emergency Briefing Series looks at how the pandemic is likely to affect rural households, and the cascading effects that could follow on markets, food security, and national security. Jointly authored by ISF Advisors and the Lab, this briefing series builds on over a decade of research to identify and quantify likely effects of COVID-19 on rural populations and markets, plus provide recommendations to critical decision makers.

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Report: This brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact small and medium agricultural enterprises (agri-SMEs) in emerging markets that, in many value chains, are squeezed between a drastic decline in consumer demand and difficult operating conditions along the supply chain.
Report: This brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact commercializing farmers who are at the heart of many countries’ food supply chains, and who depend on vulnerable ecosystems to survive.
Report: This latest brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact vulnerable subsisting farmers — in particular, how the economic repercussions could significantly impact long-term poverty relief.
Rural farming pathway
Report: COVID-19 poses an imminent threat to rural livelihoods, agricultural trade, and food security. Building on over a decade of research into rural households, our new series aims to identify likely effects of COVID-19 on rural populations and markets.

COVID—19

The COVID-19 Emergency Briefing Series looks at how the pandemic is likely to affect rural households, and the cascading effects that could follow on markets, food security, and national security. Jointly authored by ISF Advisors and the Lab, this briefing series builds on over a decade of research to identify and quantify likely effects of COVID-19 on rural populations and markets, plus provide recommendations to critical decision makers.