COVID 19 smallholder farmers livelihood poverty
20 April 21
The Climate Smart Irrigated Agriculture Project (CSIAP), which began in 2019 to improve productivity and climate resilience of smallholder agriculture in Sri Lanka, has played a key role in the government’s COVID-19 relief and recovery initiatives. The COVID crisis hit the agriculture sector particularly hard, with far-reaching consequences for food security and farmer’s livelihoods. In 2020, the project invested $1.72 million in five programs that prioritized high-value food crops critical for food security and income generation, benefitting 19,923 farm families.
The World Bank