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Tunisia: The impact of COVID-19 on economy, agri-food system, and households

Tunisia: The impact of COVID-19 on economy, agri-food system, and households | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The COVID-19 crisis is expected to lead to a 46.4 percent decline in Tunisia’s GDP during the 2nd quarter of 2020 (April to June). The industrial sector will be hit hardest, with output falling by 52.7 percent, followed closely by services (-49.0 percent) and agriculture (-16.2 percent). These high losses are a result of the complete lockdown imposed in the country to contain the pandemic.
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'Made in Qatar': How the blockade has boosted Gulf state's food production

'Made in Qatar': How the blockade has boosted Gulf state's food production | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The Gulf crisis has helped Qatar's agri-food sector expand using cutting-edge technology to overcome environmental challenges
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France unlocks €100 million to develop its plant-based protein production

France unlocks €100 million to develop its plant-based protein production | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The French government intends to allocate €100 million to develop the country's plant-based protein production. The decision, however, is based more on commercial rather than environmental concerns. EURACTIV France reports.
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Investment in Climate-smart Agriculture: Why Do it Now

Investment in Climate-smart Agriculture: Why Do it Now | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Investment in climate-smart agriculture offers, at this point in time, unique opportunities across the value chain to address the SDGs. This article explores the promise of impact-investing in agrifood, a crucial sector for sustainable development.

Globally, agriculture and food — or “agrifood” — is a $7.8 trillion industry and employs 40 percent of the world’s population. The sector is being transformed by climate change, population growth, resource constraints, consumer demands and health concerns—all of these are the growth catalysts in agtech and foodtech investing today. Agriculture contributes 14 percent of global GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions and is a crucial sector to adopt sustainable, resilient, climate-smart practices.

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