United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Covid19 pandemic: a worldwide response from the global farmers’ community. Stories from the field.

Tue 14 Jul 2020, 8.00 am — Wed 03 Feb 2021, 8.00 am
Virtual (New York Time)


World Farmers' Organisation and IFOAM - Organics International

Covid19 caused a health and economic crisis and lockdown measures are hugely impacting many sectors. Agriculture globally is facing severe consequences (markets’ closure, food waste - farmers cannot harvest, isolation of rural areas, difficulties in inputs supply) with devastating effects on the farmers’ livelihoods, especially small-scale ones in countries where agriculture is the main source of income. Yet, farmers keep on farming to ensure urban and rural areas do not go food insecure and everyone has access to healthy and nutritious food produced sustainably. The side event aims at showcasing how the global farming community is responding to this unprecedented crisis.