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Survey: COVID-19’s varied impacts on fresh fruit and vegetable supply chains in Senegal

Jun 16th, 2021 • by ANNA FABRY, KAAT VAN HOYWEGHEN, HENDRIK FEYAERTS, IDRISSA WADE and MIET MAERTENS

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Senegal declared a state of emergency on March 23, 2020, followed by a range of policy measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus: Transport was significantly restricted, wet markets were closed, and shops were required to limit their hours. These moves disrupted food supply chains, in particular those of highly perishable products such as fresh fruits and vegetables (FFV).

Food Quality in the Senegalese Onion Market

Feb 27th, 2018 • by Tanguy Bernard, Alan de Janvry, Samba Mbaye, and Elisabeth Sadoulet

This post originally appeared on VoxDev . By Tanguy Bernard, Alan de Janvry, Samba Mbaye, and Elisabeth Sadoulet.

Agriculture market reforms that allow quality recognition enable farmers to capture higher prices and lead to adoption of better technology

Using Nutrition Incentives to Enhance Business

Feb 24th, 2016 • by Sara Gustafson

Contract farming arrangements are becoming increasingly popular in developing countries. These arrangements, in which farmers agree to produce a given amount of a product and buyers agree to buy that amount, can help improve smallholders’ access to markets and credit opportunities. However, in reality, contract farming arrangements can be plagued with problems – farmers may renege on the agreement if they believe they can get a higher price from a different buyer or market, and buyers may renege because they distrust the quality of the product or the reliability of the farmer.

Climate Change Adaptation Requires Gender Inclusion

Jan 21st, 2016 • by Sara Gustafson

The impacts of climate change on agriculture can differ widely depending on a variety of factors, including the region of production, crop variety, and availability and use of inputs like fertilizers and irrigation. Gender can also play a large role in how individuals both experience and respond to climate change. Since gender norms often at least partially establish individuals’ social status, rights, and responsibilities, it is likely that men and women face different constraints and opportunities and will make different decisions when it comes to adapting to climate change.

Why Paying Attention to Gender Matters for Climate Change Adaptation

Nov 23rd, 2015 • by Elizabeth Bryan, Patti Kristjanson, and Claudia Ringler

This post was originally published on IFPRI.org . By Elizabeth Bryan , Patti Kristjanson , and Claudia Ringler

Until recently, there has been little evidence supporting the need to focus on the gendered dimensions of agriculture and climate change. Why? Because few researchers have been talking to women in agriculture as well as men--both of whom contribute to solving the food security challenges posed by climate change.