Strengthening Food Systems in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Reporting Organization:International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 6,000,000
Timeframe: August 11, 2020 - December 31, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 4,200,000.00 (70.00%)

Middle East - $ 480,000.00 (8.00%)

East Asia - $ 300,000.00 (5.00%)

Central Asia - $ 270,000.00 (4.50%)

South Asia - $ 270,000.00 (4.50%)

Oceania - $ 150,000.00 (2.50%)

Caribbean - $ 120,000.00 (2.00%)

Central America - $ 75,000.00 (1.25%)

North America - $ 75,000.00 (1.25%)

South America - $ 60,000.00 (1.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Food Security & Agriculture (100.00 %)

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This project aims to increase the food security and resilience of farmers and rural communities impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), especially women. The project works to address the COVID-related disruptions in the food system that restrict the functioning of markets, interrupt production and processing, and negatively impact the livelihoods and food security of rural communities. Project activities include: (1) providing gender-equitable and timely agricultural inputs and basic assets for crops, livestock, and fisheries production to small-scale producers; (2) providing logistics, transport, and storage support to smallholder farmers, particularly women, to avoid produce losses, and facilitate access to markets; (3) delivering targeted funds through existing financial institutions working with small-scale producers and small and medium sized enterprises, prioritizing women’s access to appropriate financial services; and (4) utilizing radio, mobile, and digital communication technologies tailored to small-scale women and men farmers, which provide timely information on agricultural markets, weather, production techniques, remote training, and COVID-19 updates.

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Target Population

Gender and age:
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) reduced COVID-19 related impact on farmers’ productivity by ensuring equitable access to agricultural inputs, especially for women; (2) stabilized availability of nutritious foods and prices for farmers and rural communities through facilitated access to markets; (3) maintained rural financial services to protect employment on family farms and in rural small and medium sized enterprises, allowing farmers to avoid negative coping strategies such as selling productive assets; and (4) producers have timely information on prices and markets for inputs and outputs, weather, production techniques, COVID-19 updates, and other social issues that increase during pandemics (e.g. gender-based violence).

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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