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 [...]

COVID-19 : La FNSEA répond « présent »

Launch of massive mask purchase for Farmers and their farmworkers Based on the needs expressed by farmers, the Fédération Nationale des Syndicats d'Exploitants Agricoles (FNSEA) proposed a joint operation for the collective purchase of protective masks. This approach aims to [...]

COVID-19: NFU UK launches a central online recruitment hub to tackle the issues affecting labour on the farms

Over recent weeks, the NFU has been in close contact with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on the issues affecting labour on the farm due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, Pick For Britain, a [...]

Coronavirus: CIA, agreement with Synergie Italia to find agricultural workers

In a moment of collective concern for finding the workforce necessary for the upcoming agricultural activities, the president of Cia-Agricoltori Italiani, Dino Scanavino, and the president of Synergie Italia SpA, Giuseppe Garesio, have signed an agreement valid nationwide to promote [...]

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, [...]

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