Small Scale Agroecological Approaches for the COVID 19 Response and Beyond

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From the closure of markets to the interruption of agricultural supply chains, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to disrupt food systems around the world. Many families, especially those in already fragile contexts, may soon struggle to access healthy, nutritious diets. Meeting the needs of these families - where they are and when they need it - is of critical importance.

Alongside food aid, cash transfers and other emergency assistance, the role of household gardens as a frontline food security intervention and longer-term resilience strategy must not be overlooked. Drawing on experiences from Uganda to Vietnam and across the global FFP community, this webinar explored what makes a garden resilient and key approaches for establishing them in fragile contexts.

Speakers: Warren Brush, Quail Springs Permaculture Thomas Cole, African Women Rising Tara Clerkin, International Rescue Committee Meredith Jackson-deGraffenried, Helen Keller International Natalie Topa, Danish Refugee Council Kristin Lambert, Mercy Corps / SCALE

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