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|

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: Facts and Tips from The Danish Agriculture & Food Council

Coronavirus is affecting all - both as individuals in everyday life and on the more massive lines of trade and business. Danish agriculture is, of course, also affected, and the consequences can be far-reaching. COVID-19 pandemic’ impacts on Danish farmers' [...]

“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 [...]

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