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Maize project supports partners in COVID-19 response

Maize project supports partners in COVID-19 response

As the world continues the fight to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, food production, employment, income and welfare of people in Africa, as well as in other parts of the world, need to be given extra attention. More than 70% of the rural population in West and Central Africa depend on subsistence farming, and this is already under threat from climate change.

The COVID-19 lockdown is now disrupting the supply of critical farm inputs such as seed during the planting season, which can result in low farm yields, food price hikes, and limited food availability, particularly for the poor and most vulnerable groups.

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Communications • 29th April 2020


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