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Smallholder and agrifood SME resilience to shocks: Lessons from COVID-19 for the UN Food System Summit

Jul 18th, 2021 • by THOMAS REARDON, JOHAN SWINNEN AND ROB VOS

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed both the vulnerability and the resilience of food supply chains. Supply chains from farm to retail have been disrupted, primarily by government-imposed lockdowns and other restrictions affecting labor supply, input provisioning, logistics, wholesale, retailing, and food service. Supply chains have also shown a good deal of resilience and innovative capacity to adapt to the major supply and demand shocks they encountered.

Increasing resilience to climate shocks

Aug 29th, 2019 • by Claudia Ringler and Turhan Saleh

This post originally appeared on IFPRI.org .

By Claudia Ringler and Turhan Saleh

Extreme weather events and other climate change-linked disasters have devastated communities globally: Be it cyclones along the coast of Southern Africa, flooding in parts of Canada, drought-induced wildfires in California, or the recent El Niño (ENSO) induced drought in Eastern and Southern Africa that affected 60 million people.

Fall Armyworm Threat Continues

Feb 14th, 2018 • by Sara Gustafson

As fall armyworm continues to spread across Africa, policymakers and development partners have increased their efforts to stop the pest’s reach and to mitigate its impact on the region’s agricultural production and food security.