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12 October 2020

Special series: COVID-19 effects on agriculture in Eastern Africa

Photo: CTAACP-EU / Flickr.

COVID-19 took a tight grip on our food systems, and Eastern Africa is not an exception. Responding to the health crisis, governments imposed curfews and lockdowns, which disrupted agricultural supply chains, blocking farmers’ access to markets and cutting their supplies of fertilizers and seeds short. Many processors had to stop their operations too.

However, every cloud has a silver lining. The pandemic forced farmers, food companies and service provides to think differently and accelerated the use of digital solutions for learning, sales and beyond.

Dive deeper into the topic with our special series of articles and video interviews from the field:

1. The effects of COVID-19 on food and agriculture, as experienced by African farmers. 

2. The effects of COVID-19 on food companies in Eastern Africa

3. COVID-19 accelerated digitalization of agriculture, but is this trend here to stay?