APRA COVID-19 e-dialogue: impacts on food systems and livelihoods in Africa – 9 February

  • 04th February 2022
  • by secretary
Agrinatura News


WHAT: In partnership with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Foresight4Food, the Agricultural Policy Research in Africa <>  (APRA) programme will host an e-dialogue to bring together policy-relevant lessons on the effects of

COVID-19 on food systems and livelihoods from some of the most affected communities in sub-Saharan Africa. The event will involve brief presentations from APRA researchers engaged in multi-country comparative studies and reflections from expert commentators, followed by a complementary panel discussion and audience questions. The dialogue aims to address the question: How has the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted farming and domestic activities, health and human welfare, and agricultural markets and value chains, and what can we learn from this crisis to respond to major shocks and stresses in future?




WHO: Providing an overview, the main approach will be highlighted along with key findings of APRA’s multi-phase assessment to analyse the differential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural commercialisation, food and nutrition security, employment, poverty, and well-being in over 800 rural households in eight countries. Country-specific lessons will be presented by APRA researchers from Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zimbabwe before a wrap up of the first session with key findings for equity and nutrition.


A review of the implications of COVID-19 for agricultural development, food and nutrition security will be followed by brief reflections on the presentations provided by expert commentators from the University of Ghana and the International Development Research Centre. To conclude the session, a general discussion and Q&A with the audience with end with final wrap up statements from the panel.


WHEN: 9 February 2022, 13:00-15:00 GMT

WHERE: Online – Zoom registration link  <> here


You can find more information  <> here We look forward to seeing you there!




Susanna Cartmell


APRA comms lead