Post COVID-19

Post COVID-19 Press Release

This RUFORUM Post COVID-19 Strategy focused on education, agriculture innovation and livelihoods in times of crisis is a collective reflection of the network and partners arising from a consultative process throughout 2020 to 2021 involving nearly 6,000 participants from across 80 countries. It provides three focus intervention areas in the post covid-19 situation: (1) Stabilizing food security in a transforming agri-food system for smallholder farmers’ gain; (2) Stabilizing higher agricultural education delivery through leveraging network strengths; and (3) Facilitating business recovery and enable entrepreneurs re-build in post COVID-19 era. Download Press release [ English ] || [French] || [ Arabic ] || [ Portuguese ]

Post COVID-19 Strategy: Education, Agriculture Innovation and Livelihoods in times of Crisis

Higher education is recognised as one of the greatest equalizers with a transformative potential of moving people and generations out of poverty. In the last one year, the COVID-19 pandemic has created immense disruptions in higher education by widening inequalities and dramatically affecting the most vulnerable groups. It has similarly disrupted Africa’s food systems, increased the number of the hungry and created a cluster of the ‘new poor’ in a continent already grappling with several development challenges.  Read more