Monthly Archives: Apr 2020


  The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has become the defining global health crisis in 2020. It has also greatly affected African lives, with particular effects felt in terms of agricultural inputs delivery, production systems, food security and agricultural livelihoods. For a country that has overcome many challenges, COVID-19 has just exacerbated weaknesses that were already threatening the [...]

Africa Fertilizer Map 2020

Africa’s agriculture transformation is key to ensure food security and the end of hunger and malnutrition to the continent and is a key strategic pillar of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the economic development blueprint for the continent. Agriculture is the backbone of the African economy, with the sector accounting for about 16% of the continent’s [...]

Country Story – Ghana Impact of COVID-19 on agriculture in Ghana and AFAP’s activities

        Since the first recorded case of COVID-19 in China in November 2019 and its spread to over 199 countries as of March 2020, it became very clear that a further outbreak of this pandemic to other countries would be disastrous. This is not just due to the potential loss of life but [...]

Malawi ‒ AFAP Supported Hub Agrodealers To Realize the Potential of Organized Farmer Groups

Access to agricultural inputs for smallholder farmers has always been a challenge in Malawi. Despite government support through the farm-input subsidy program (FISP), not all smallholder farmers have access to this program. Smallholder farmers from Jere Village in TA Kampingo Sibande in Mzimba have not been immune to this challenge. In an attempt to improve their [...]

AFAP Intervention on COVID-19 Impact on Rural Livelihoods

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has created uncertainty and shockwaves around the world. The outbreak has negatively impacted the African economies, particularly the agriculture sector which significantly contributes towards priorities like; eradicating poverty, food security, job creation, trade, and investments. Agriculture is central to the community’s economy and contributes between 24 – 44 per cent of [...]

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