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Vulnerability and resilience among farmers and market actors in local agri-food value chains in the face of COVID-19 disruptions: findings from Uganda and Kenya

Verena Bitzer, Froukje Kruijssen, Johnny Mugisha, Lydiah Waswa, Judith Aliso, Betty Nakazzi
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Countries which imposed strict containment measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are thought to have faced particular socio-economic challenges. This study assesses the implications of COVID-19 disruptions on local agri-food value chain actors in Kenya and Uganda, as both countries enacted strict lockdowns to limit the spread of the virus. 

Using survey data from 527 smallholder farmers and 107 small-scale market actors, the study analyses these actors’ vulnerability and resilience.

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  • Action Research for Food and Nutrition Security

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    The LEAP-Agri project is working to establish EU-Africa Research and Innovation partnerships on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture. KIT Royal Tropical Institute is supporting two LEAP-Agri projects in Kenya and Uganda. Across Africa, many, often female-headed, families do not have the resources necessary to meet their basic needs. This increases both their risk […]