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Migrant workers and the COVID-19 pandemic

Published: 2020
The policy brief reviews the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrants working in agri-food systems and their families in rural areas of origin. It points out some of the [...]

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Impact of COVID-19 on informal workers

Published: 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is a major economic and labour market shock, presenting significant impacts in terms of unemployment and underemployment for informal workers. In rural areas, the livelihoods of especially [...]

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Drought adaptation practices and profits in Sri Lanka’s rice sector: what is the missing link? FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 22

Published: 2020
It is projected that climate change will affect rainfall patterns in South Asia and will contribute to a decline in water availability for rice cultivation in the region. In Sri [...]

Briefs

Leveraging social protection programmes to advance climate-smart agriculture in Malawi. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief No. 21

Published: 2020
This brief details the three functional elements of climate vulnerability: risk exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity, in order to assess the interactions between participation in Malawi’s largest public works programme, [...]

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COVID-19 and the risk to food supply chains: How to respond?

Published: 2020
This policy brief is part of a series that aims at analysing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food and agriculture sectors. This brief, specifically, analysis possible impacts of [...]

Issue paper

The role of social protection in inclusive structural transformation

Published: 2020
Structural transformation involves the reallocation of resources from less to more productive uses. It involves growth in agricultural productivity and generation of higher productivity jobs in other sectors. In addition, [...]

Tool

Nutrition and livestock. Technical guidance to harness the potential of livestock for improved nutrition of vulnerable populations in programme planning

Published: 2020
This technical guidance brief summarizes some of the current thinking on how livestock can address the nutritional needs of vulnerable households and groups. It outlines recommendations for designing and implementing [...]

Briefs

Situación rural de América Latina y el Caribe con 2 grados de calentamiento

Published: 2019
The document presents a description of the structure of the rural environment, demography, the supply of goods and services, the main inequalities, levels of poverty, importance and role of family [...]

Briefs

Migración y desarrollo rural en América Latina y el Caribe

Published: 2019
The document presents a description of the structure of the rural environment, demography, the supply of goods and services, the main inequalities, levels of poverty, importance and role of family [...]

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An inclusive rural transformation in progress, but with unequal pace and characteristics across countries

Published: 2019
The document presents a description of the structure of the rural environment, demography, the supply of goods and services, the main inequalities, levels of poverty, importance and role of family [...]
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