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Policy briefs and discussion papers

Sub Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa’s Food Systems and COVID-19: Emerging Evidence

Written by FOLU and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the paper summarises an emerging framework and evidence on the impacts of COVID-19 on SSA food systems, as well as a way forward.

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Five ways to ensure gender sensitive policies in the wake of the pandemic.

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The Tenth Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which brings together over thousands of delegates from governments, the civil society, the private sector, research community and development partners will be held virtually from 8-11 September 2020.

Strengthening Food Systems’ Resilience to COVID-19:

Initial Lessons from FOLU Countries’ Responses to the Global Pandemic

This paper showcases learnings from FOLU’s five core countries, offers a food system resilience framework and provokes discussion on its application. It encourages country teams, partners and related organisations to identify areas where they could work and support.

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Co-organized by FOLU China, WRI China and Chinese Agricultural University (CAU), this webinar will promote healthy and sustainable diets in China.

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The Future of Nature and Business Policy Companion:

Recommendations for policy-makers to reset towards a new nature economy

This paper by the World Economic Forum (WEF), in collaboration with SYSTEMIQ, outlines how finance ministers can kick-start a nature-positive economy programme that creates jobs and builds resilience by reducing risks to food security, public health, and climate. As governments look to stimulate their economies amid the fragility exposed by COVID-19, they must seize the moment to integrate nature into policy – to support businesses to act now and to protect nature. This and other papers supported by FOLU partners are contributing to an important and growing body of work around a nature-positive economy, with an aim to influence stimulus recovery packages.

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Increased efforts are required to prevent further losses to terrestrial biodiversity and the ecosystem services…