COVID 19 and resilience innovations in food supply chains

Thomas Reardon and Johan Swinnen
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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In South Asia and Africa south of the Sahara domestic food chains account for almost all of the food market.  In these countries, roughly eighty percent of the domestic food chain is driven by small and medium enterprise. With this in mind, innovation and resilience in public-private engagement is essential in context of the disruption caused by COVID-19. This blog recaps important practices within public private engagements that can help make SME driven domestic supply chains more adaptable. Labour intensive parts of the supply chain are most at risk and the blog gives a broad overview of business, technological, financial and social innovation.

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