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  • Title of document: Policy Brief - Issue No. 2: Impact of Covid-19 on Agriculture in the Asia-Pacific Region and Role of Mechanization

    Authors/editor: UN-ESCAP CSAM

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    Ministry/Government Agency/Organization: UN-ESCAP CSAM

    Year of publication: 2020

    Geographic focus: Asia

    Main issues/ topics addressed (for example: Impact of the Pandemic on Agriculture in the Asia-Pacific Region; Role of sustainable agricultural mechanization in supporting recovery and building resilience…)

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    Web address to original document (if any): http://www.un-csam.org/Publication/PB-2020-02.pdf


    The impact of the coronavirus disease pandemic on the agricultural sector has brought unprecedented challenges in the Asia-Pacific region. At this juncture, it is important to undertake a closer analysis of the effect of the pandemic on agriculture in the region, with particular attention to resource-poor smallholder farmers and low-wage migrant agricultural workers. In addition, it is vital to identify solutions that can help member States ‘build back better’ the agricultural sector.