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 [...]

Form a National Food & Nutrition Security Task Force to Avert the Effects COVID-19 Pandemic in Uganda

By Dr Dick Nuwamanya Kamuganga, President, Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) We are entering into uncertain times. On 30th March 2020, the President issued public health guidelines in response to the rapidly and aggressively spreading COVID-19 pandemic. As of today, [...]

“The farmers of South Africa will support our people and our country in these times of need and turbulence,” says Pierre Vercueil, Agri SA’s president

Since the World Health Organisation confirmed the outbreak of the COVID-19 as a global pandemic, the South African national government has been putting in place a range of regulations and directives to curb the spread of the virus effectively. The [...]

COVID-19: Highlights from Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union

The social distance at the farms implies that farmers must limit the number of labour force-carrying an activity at a time. That means activity turnaround time is prolonged, increasing production costs putting pressure on cash flows. Farmers are also expected [...]