COVID-19 and Global Food Systems: Where to next? by Dr Isla Farley

Background 

Global food systems are complex and have become increasingly so over recent decades. Continued population growth, higher consumption levels, inequality, ever increasing demand for processed food and the challenges of our changing climate are putting […]

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Leveraging opportunities to accelerate Agri-tech in COVID-19 times by Caroline Kensett

Traditional aid and sustainable development
World Humanitarian day is held annually on the 19th August to pay tribute to humanitarian workers across the globe and to increase public understanding of humanitarian assistance activities. Traditionally (and correctly) […]

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COVID-19: How is the air cargo industry reacting and responding ? by Jarrod Patrick

Impact
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the air freight industry very hard. Since the outbreak of the virus, recent figures have shown that the overall global air cargo capacity has decreased by 35% [1]. Year on year […]

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COVID-19’s impact on the SA Wine Industry and Potential Response and Recovery Interventions by Chad Capon

Impact
The South African wine industry has been severely weakened with the onset of COVID-19. The R49 billion-a-year industry has been affected in numerous ways, from export restrictions, to the national ban on the sale of […]

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Supporting South Sudan to cope with the trade impact of COVID-19 by Charles Data Alemi

Like every other country, the spread of COVID-19 is proving to be a double tragedy with effects on both health and economic well being. Despite taking a while to confirm its first case, which happened […]

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The potential impact of COVID-19 on African trade by Andrew Parker, Nick Charalambides and Jay Grunder

There will be a number of changes to African trade due to COVID-19, but it is acknowledged that at this stage there is a very high degree of uncertainty around scenarios.

Not just global supply chain […]

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