Ifad: Lockdowns may negatively affect small scale farmers

Ifad President Gilbert Houngbo who has said that governments should consider easing their lockdowns and find other ways of controlling the spread of Covid-19 in order to cushion small scale farmers. PHOTO | FAITH NYAMAI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • He said governments should ensure that farmers will not have to sell the little they produce to survive.
  • Dr Houngbo also said that the whole food chain from the production to access needs to stop making unilateral decisions.

There is a risk of poverty levels among small scale farmers going up if the ongoing restrictions on country borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic continue to be effected.

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