15.05.2020
2:00 pm
5:00 pm
GMT+6

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural value chains

Speakers:
Marie-Aude Even, Rasheed Sulaiman, Stuart Morris, Phouthasinh Phimmachanh, Carl Larsen
Hosted by:
Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services
International Fund for Agricultural Development
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About the webinar
Session will explore strategies to mitigate the crisis' impact on service delivery to different actors in the value chain.

The Value Chain Capacity Building Network (VCB-N) is organizing a series of Webinars around the theme of β€œThe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural value chains – What we can do to mitigate the impact!”

The objective of the series of Webinars is to provide an opportunity to assess the impact of the current crises on the ground in several countries, while allowing a moment of reflection and discussion. This third webinar of the series is organised together with the Global Forum of Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

This session will highlight the impact of the crises on service delivery to farmers and other value chain actors and on potential mechanisms to cope with restrictions and challenges posed to supplying service in times of the crisis.

The webinar will explore the perspective of several service delivery channels (private, public, farmer organisations) and highlight coping mechanisms that are evolving in Asia and beyond in efforts to maintain certain levels of necessary service delivery to the sector.

Focus Region:
Global
Focus Topic:
Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
About the speakers

Marie-Aude Even

Senior Regional Technical Specialist, Agronomy for Asia and the Pacific at IFAD

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Rasheed Sulaiman

Rasheed Sulaiman is the Director of the Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP), Hyderabad, India. He has more than 20 years research experience in the area of Agricultural Extension and application of Innovation Systems Framework in Agriculture. He is currently the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS).

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Stuart Morris

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Phouthasinh Phimmachanh

Secretary to the Lao Farmers Network – LFN; and member of the Asian Farmers Association – AFA

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Carl Larsen

Executive Secretary of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS)

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