As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, Farming First is committed to keeping those involved in global agricultural development up to date with relevant news from our community of supporters.
We want to extend our thanks to our supporters and the wider agricultural community for keeping food systems running during these challenging times. Preventing a global food crisis amidst this global health emergency is possible if we continue working together.
Below are links to how Farming First supporters are responding to the COVID-19 crisis:
Has released a statement on how it is responding to the challenges presented by COVID-19.
Has published advice for social enterprises on navigating the pandemic, including practical tips on communication and leadership.
African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF)
Has published a statement on its response to COVID-19.
Has created a COVID-19 monitor to track announcements and evolving risks.
Has released a CEO statement on how it is responding to the pandemic.
Is sharing COVID-19 news, updates and advice from members.
Has posted a COVID-19 alert on its homepage.
Has published a rapid assessment of how COVID-19 is affecting populations around the world and is sharing updates on its blog page.
Has launched a dedicated webpage for COVID-19 updates and resources.
Has published its response to COVID-19, along with links to useful resources.
Has dedicated a section of its website to pandemic updates, including a message of support from its President and how the plant science industry is responding.
European Irrigation Association (EIA)
Has posted an update on COVID-19’s impact on global irrigation businesses.
Has released a statement on its response to COVID-19 and will be sharing regular updates.
Fintrac’s Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security (EEFS) project team has covered the potential impacts of COVID-19 on food systems in developing countries for AgriLinks.
Has published a post on the threats and opportunities posed by COVID-19.
Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS)
Has dedicated a section of its website to sharing updates on COVID-19.
Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition (GloPan)
Has released a statement from its Co-Chairs on COVID-19’s impact on food systems and nutrition.
Has published a post arguing that the pandemic highlights the need to ensure good nutrition.
Has written about COVID-19’s impact on food security and the threat to rural farmers.
Is sharing regular updates related to COVID-19 and has released a statement outlining its response. It has also launched weekly watches for East/Southern and West Africa to track the effects of the virus on fertilizer trade.
International Agri-Food Network (IAFN)
Has published updates from its members in response to COVID-19, along with other resources. The network’s secretariat, EmergingAg, has also published a blog on the importance of keeping supply chains moving.
International Fertilizer Association (IFA)
Has published a post on the importance of maintaining global access to fertilizers to ensure food security and nutrition amidst the pandemic.
International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR)
Has posted a statement on its website about possible delays due to the pandemic.
International Science Council (ISC)
Has shared a letter from its President to its members regarding the pandemic and the council is posting updates on its COVID-19 Global Science Portal.
International Seed Federation (ISF)
Has dedicated a webpage to statements and updates on how the global seed industry is responding to the pandemic.
Has published a statement of support for its investors and partners, outlining its priorities amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
Malabo Montpellier Panel
Has posted a blog outlining the impact COVID-19 is set to have on Africa’s women scientists.
Has released a CEO statement on the company’s response to COVID-19 and how its satellites are being used to track the pandemic.
One Acre Fund
Has published a statement outlining how it is putting farmers first during the COVID-19 crisis.
Has published a statement on its response to the COVID-19 and its continued support of rural businesses.
Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab
Has published a COVID-19 Emergency Briefing Series on its website, assessing systemic needs.
Self Help Africa
Has posted a CEO message appealing for donations to help support vulnerable communities in Malawi against COVID-19.
Has published a statement outlining how it is building resilience against COVID-19.
World Farmers Organisation (WFO)
Has released a President’s statement on the COVID-19 outbreak and the importance of protecting vulnerable communities.
World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)
Has published a message from its President encouraging members to show solidarity and take action against the outbreak where possible.
Has shared its response to the pandemic and appealed for support to help keep vulnerable children and their communities safe.
Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD)
Has shared a United Nations Youth Flash document highlighting youth responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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