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What African farmers and processors have to say 

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Resource ID

18506

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Climate change and Dryland stresses, ICT / Knowledge management, Market Access and Value Chains, Development Pathways, Seed systems, Poverty Dynamics, Natural resource management, Nutrition

Crops

Dryland cereals, Grain legumes

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

West and Central Africa, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana

Global Date

03/Jul/2020

Title

What African farmers and processors have to say

Keywords

Farmers and agricultural stakeholders in Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Mali and Senegal share the impact that the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has had and their concerns regarding the 2020-2021 cropping season with ICRISAT. The pandemic increases the risk of food insecurity and malnutrition of 50 million people between June and August 2020 according to the Economic Community of West African States estimates and adds to other threats including climate change and recurrent drought as well as Fall Armyworm and locust infestations in West Africa.

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

West & Central Africa program

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1861-2, 03 July 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/what-african-farmers-and-processors-have-to-say/

Description

Farmers and agricultural stakeholders in Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Mali and Senegal share the impact that the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has had and their concerns regarding the 2020-2021 cropping season with ICRISAT. The pandemic increases the risk of food insecurity and malnutrition of 50 million people between June and August 2020 according to the Economic Community of West African States estimates and adds to other threats including climate change and recurrent drought as well as Fall Armyworm and locust infestations in West Africa.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

03/Jul/2020

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