Farms. Food. Future.
Dealing with the Covid-19 Crisis
We’re coming to you ahead of schedule with an extra edition to give you an important update from IFAD’s President Gilbert Houngbo on the impacts of corona virus on IFAD’s work with farmers in developing countries, and what we’re putting in place to keep doing what we do. The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the world’s economy is going to be extremely severe. And that includes the agricultural sector. Restrictions on the movement of people, goods and services, as well as containment measures such as factory closures will knock economic demand. We ask IFAD’s President Gilbert Houngbo what impact can we see so far on IFAD’s operations with smallholder farmers in developing countries. This is Farms. Food. Future. – a podcast that’s Good for You, Good for the Planet and Good for Farmers brought to you by the International Fund for Agricultural Development. For more information, visit us at http://www.ifad.org/podcasts/episode6