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FAO Brussels Dialogue: Sustaining food security and resilience in Africa in times of COVID-19
27 May 2020 -  FAO Brussels Dialogue: Sustaining food security and resilience in Africa in times of COVID-19
With over 60 percent of the African continent’s population in rural areas and dependent on smallholder or family farming, the risk from the COVID-19 pandemic to food supply chains, market access and nutrition is high. Lockdown measures have disrupted internal supply chains halting food production. Locust swarms continue to devastate crops in East Africa.