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Briefs

2020

Case study: the COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing’s Xinfadi Market and its impact on the food supply chain

There were seven confirmed local cases of COVID-19 in Beijing on 11 and 12 June 2020. Epidemiological investigations confirmed that all cases were related to the Beijing Xinfadi Agricultural Produce Wholesale Market. The market supplies 80 percent of Beijing’s demand for agricultural products. Notably, it accounts for roughly 70 percent of Beijing’s market for vegetables. On 13 June, the Xinfadi market and some other markets with COVID-19 cases connected with Xinfadi were temporarily closed. Measures including nucleic acid testing, environment sampling, isolation of close contacts and closed management (controlled entry and exit) of the relevant communities were implemented. Meanwhile, to [...]

Tool

2020

Assessing environmental and socio-economic potential of agri-food value chains

By analyzing agri-food value chains, policy makers and researchers are able to better understand how economic, social and environmental dimensions are intertwined. This is an important step, which allows for identification of areas for potential improvement along an agri-food value chain. EX-ACT Value Chain (EX-ACT VC) is derived from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) EX-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT). The tool is based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) methodology to account for GHG emissions of primary agricultural production, augmented with methodologies from peer reviewed literature to cover the remaining sectors and actors in [...]

Issue paper

2020

Coffee value chain analysis. Opportunities for youth employment in Uganda

This study aims to analyze the coffee value chain in Uganda and identify opportunities and constraints for enhancing youth employment. Coffee is one of the key agricultural commodities in the Government of Uganda’s pursuance of sustainable growth and job creation, especially for the rapidly expanding youth population. The study outlines a significant number of job opportunities for young people along this value chain, not only in production but increasingly in processing, trade and marketing, as well as service provision. It also suggests strategic upgrading options and outlines concrete policy actions to maximize youth participation in and benefits from the coffee [...]

Briefs

2020

Responsible investment and COVID-19: Addressing impacts, risks and responsible business conduct in agricultural value chains

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated serious threats to food security and nutrition and has greatly affected livelihoods and working conditions in agricultural value chains. This policy brief focuses on the role of responsible investment and responsible business conduct along agricultural value chains in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides policy recommendations for governments, investors, enterprises and civil society on how they can encourage responsible investment and responsible business conduct in agriculture in these challenging times. See the full list of policy briefs related to COVID-19.

Briefs

2020

Impacts of COVID-19 on wood value chains and forest sector response. Results from a global survey 2020

This policy brief summarizes the findings from a global survey on the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on wood value chains and recovery measures from the forest sector. The survey received responses from 237 stakeholders registered in the Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World (SW4SW) network, representing all segments of wood value chains. The survey was administered for two weeks (3–15 June 2020) and the results presented here cover impacts during the reference period of February to June 2020. Based on the survey results, initial policy recommendations are formulated for current challenges and future perspectives involving wood value chains [...]

Briefs

2020

National agrifood systems and COVID-19 in Timor-Leste. Effects, policy responses, and long-term implications

This report describes: (i) policy measures enacted by the Government of Timor-Leste to contain the spread of the virus; (ii) policies and measures to stabilize the functioning of agri-food systems; (iii) potential effects of policies on agri-food systems and vulnerable groups. Finally, the profile also assesses longer-term options for agri-food system policies and investments in Timor-Leste so as to make them more resilient. Find more COVID-19-related resources here.

Briefs

2020

National agrifood systems and COVID-19 in Myanmar. Effects, policy responses, and long-term implications

This report describes: (i) policy measures enacted by the Government of Myanmar to contain the spread of the virus; (ii) policies and measures to stabilize the functioning of agri-food systems; (iii) potential effects of policies on agri-food systems and vulnerable groups. Finally, the profile also assesses longer-term options for agri-food system policies and investments in Myanmar so as to make them more resilient. Find more COVID-19-related resources here.

Briefs

2020

National agrifood systems and COVID-19 in Kenya. Effects, policy responses, and long-term implications

This report describes: (i) policy measures enacted by the Government of Kenya to contain the spread of the virus; (ii) policies and measures to stabilize the functioning of agri-food systems; (iii) potential effects of policies on agri-food systems and vulnerable groups. Finally, the profile also assesses longer-term options for agri-food system policies and investments in Kenya so as to make them more resilient. Find here more COVID-19-related resources.

Briefs

2020

National agrifood systems and COVID-19 in Fiji. Effects, policy responses, and long-term implications

This report describes: (i) policy measures enacted by the Government of Fiji to contain the spread of the virus; (ii) policies and measures to stabilize the functioning of agri-food systems; (iii) potential effects of policies on agri-food systems and vulnerable groups. Finally, the profile also assesses longer-term options for agri-food system policies and investments in Fiji so as to make them more resilient. Find here more COVID-19-related resources

Briefs

2020

Systémes agroalimentaires nationaux et la covid-19 en Côte D’Ivoire. Effets, réponses politiques et implications à long terme

Ce rapport décrit: (i) les mesures politiques adoptées par le Gouvernement pour contenir la propagation de la covid-19; (ii) les politiques et mesures visant à stabiliser le fonctionnement des systèmes agroalimentaires; (iii) les effets potentiels des politiques sur les systèmes agroalimentaires et les groupes vulnérables. Enfin, ce profil évalue également les options à long terme pour les politiques et les investissements dans les systèmes agroalimentaires en Côte D'Ivoire afin de les rendre plus résistants. Find here more COVID-19-related resources