Building Back Better After COVID-19 Crisis: Let’s Hear the Farmers’ Voice!

Rome, Italy, July 6, 2020 – Last Friday, July 3rd, farmers’ representatives from all over the world convened digitally to share their thoughts and considerations, as well as experiences and lessons learnt during the pandemic outbreak. COVID-19 is putting unprecedented pressure [...]

Climate Disasters and Coronavirus: A Huge Threat to Rwandan Farmers

Most of the farmers in Rwanda are suffering heavy losses, after their crops were severely damaged by heavy rains, which devastated agriculture in Rwanda, especially in May 2020. So far, Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB), states [...]

When the Life of the Farmer “Key Development Actor” Is Protected

In Rwanda, agriculture represents the leading economic sector, which, if well-functioning, contributes to the smooth working order of other activities, as well as the country's economic development. Like all other industries, even agriculture has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

Executive Order Ignores Well-Being of Workers, US Farmers Union Says

In response to growing concerns of a meat shortage, President Donald Trump issued an executive order designating the facilities as "critical infrastructure." The order, which invokes the Defense Production Act, directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture to "ensure America's meat [...]

2020-06-08T18:50:03+02:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Farmers’ challenges, Health on the farm, North America|
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