“We needed an alternative. We thought that, since we are young and open to new farming technologies, we should try hydroponics,” Stephen Kamau says.
The women are busier than ever, in fact, because of people rushing to stock up and the resulting increased demand for staple foods.
To avoid a great deal of suffering in the region, governments, civil society and international organizations must stand together to face this crisis.
More urbanized areas may be harder hit than remote rural areas if connectivity remains broken down, as most food is produced in rural and semi-rural areas.
The effects that COVID-19 has on people fall into three general categories: economic effects, social effects, and the direct impact of the virus itself.
What we don’t see are the small-scale producers working in remote areas far from the cameras, who continue to grow food that is critical for national food security...
Obviously, low-income countries would have limited fiscal space to implement safety nets that could reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable
Most rural farmers in Guinea-Bissau depend on cashews as their primary source of income, selling their yields in exchange for imported rice.
“The many challenges we face here, mainly due to lack of water, made people to migrate to Lima, but this is starting to change,” says Mayor Miguel Castro.
Approximately 70 per cent of the world’s remaining biodiversity is estimated to be in the territories of indigenous communities.
Mangroves are one of the world's most biodiverse ecosystems and play an essential role to ecological balance and community livelihoods
Smallholder farmers play a vital role in food security, nutrition and economic growth in Africa, but their livelihoods are already threatened by the impacts of climate change
Climate change is a youth issue because most countries in which the youth population accounts for a sizeable share of the total population also depend heavily on agriculture
Temperature increases lead to elevated levels of evapotranspiration, placing a strain on already limited freshwater resources.
Coastal communities, and especially small island developing states, are faced with unique challenges, including extreme climatic and environmental threats.