Thumbnail Image

FAO COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme: Asia and the Pacific

Economic inclusion and social protection to reduce poverty











FAO. 2020. ​FAO COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme: Asia and the Pacific – Economic inclusion and social protection to reduce poverty. Bangkok.



Also available in:
No results found.

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Policy brief
    Policy Brief: Developing shock responsive social protection systems to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, facilitate speedy recovery and strengthen the resilience of vulnerable people in ASEAN 2021
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    In 2020, the corona virus spread around the globe, and its containment measures resulted in unprecedented socio-economic impacts. ASEAN region’s economy is estimated to experience a decline between 3.5 and 4.7 per cent for 2020. The restrictions to contain the virus spread, although necessary, hit many households income, particularly of the most vulnerable. Yet other disasters have continued to hit the region. Convergence of the impacts of compounded shocks from multiple hazards, can push vulnerable households into deeper or prolonged deprivation and poverty. Social protection is a core part of the efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, facilitate speedy recovery and strengthen the resilience of poor and vulnerable people. Governments have been rolling out social protection at an unprecedented scale in response to COVID-19. Well established social protection systems are an important part of any adequate crisis response. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing rapidly, while having immediate as well as medium- and long-term cumulative impacts on economies. Social protection has shown its relevance and positive impact in the initial phases of the crisis. The next phases, particularly during recovery to build back better, provide an opportunity to expand the role of social protection in a transition toward equitable, green and sustainable economies, while building more risk-informed, shock responsive and resilient social protection systems in ASEAN.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    FAO COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme: Asia and the Pacific
    Food systems transformation
    2020
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in food systems and revealed opportunities for increasing their sustainability. “Building back better” post COVID-19 must occur at multiple levels. Seeds are among the first links in the food chain. FAO defines seed security as ready access by rural households, particularly farmers, to adequate quantities of quality seed and planting materials, adapted to their agro-ecological conditions and socio-economic needs at planting time, under normal and abnormal weather conditions. Ensuring seed security is a critical and recurrent issue in disaster response and recovery and investing in seed development is the first step in the provision of diverse diets. This action sheet presents FAO's COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme's key priority area of “Food systems transformation” action sheet for Asia and the Pacific
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    FAO COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme - Boosting smallholder resilience for recovery
    Protecting the most vulnerable, promoting economic recovery and enhancing risk management capacities
    2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic is having devastating short- and long-term impacts on the lives and livelihoods of people in rural, peri-urban and urban settings. Apart from the pandemic’s toll on human health and everyday life, containment measures, particulary the restricted movement of people and goods, are resulting in a dramatic increase in poverty, destroying livelihoods and increasing food insecurity. The magnitude of the impact of COVID-19 has reinforced the need for global collaboration in terms of managing risks and crises, anticipating threats, coordinating responses and resilience building ahead of future crises. It has revealed how communities, even in wealthier countries, are extremely vulnerable to such crises and has underlined the need for a recovery e ort that focuses on building back better through a transition to more inclusive, resilient and sustainable economies and societies ahead of future pandemics, climate change and other threats. Advancing integrated, multirisk management measures is essential to boosting resilience across all systems, especially agriculture and food systems, to ensure that there is enough food and to safeguard the well-being of present and future generations. FAO’s response draws on the Organization’s vast technical expertise and experience of implementing resilience programming over the last decade, bringing together the actors of humanitarian development and peace-sustaining partners to support agriculture, food security and nutrition, both in countries and in global policy and normative work. Helping smallholders to recover from COVID-19 and concurrent shocks, and enabling them to build their resilience to future threats requires transformative, need-based and demand-driven solutions.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.