The short video highlights the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and points to the need to revitalize agriculture market systems. What will be the role of governments have to develop a longer-term solution?
India: Impact of COVID-19 on Business Correspondents
This report highlights the impact of COVID-19 on business correspondent (BC) agents in India and the issues they faced while delivering financial services in the wake of the pandemic. It also offers policy recommendations to help BCs offer uninterrupted services.
Floods and drought in 2019, a locust invasion in 2020, and now COVID-19: How do these incidents, particularly COVID-19 affect the food supply chain in the Horn of Africa?
Locust invasion, which followed a spell of flood and drought in 2019 left farmers in the horn of Africa left the farmers in anguish. Before the farmers could recover, Covid-19 has brought a new cause of concern. On the other hand, these disasters seem to bring new equilibrium in the agri-value chains coordination. This blog analyzes the role of digitization, innovative agriculture finance and policy and regulations to safeguard food supply chain in the COVID-19 era.
How India is securing its G2P beneficiaries from COVID-19 – Lessons for other countries to create a G2P delivery platform
In the first blog from our new series on lessons from India for the world, we will look at the basic components of the digitized G2P ecosystem that enabled India to support beneficiaries even when the whole country was under lock down. We will follow this with detailed modules on each component.
Innovations and coping strategies for food security at the time of COVID-19
COVID-19 is likely to have a widespread, deep, and prolonged impact on every sector and segment. In this blog, we discuss some innovations and practical solutions for governments and other stakeholders to consider to aid food security and to protect the livelihoods of smallholders
MSC has developed a series of conversational comic books for microfinance institutions to create awareness, influence precautionary behavior, and drive safety of the weak and the vulnerable during COVID-19. These comics have been customized for different geographies. You can access the country specific versions below.