People suffering from extreme poverty in Asia and the Pacific predominantly live in rural areas and are engaged in agricultural activities. In this backdrop, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the agricultural sector has brought unprecedented challenges. Sustainable agricultural mechanization can play a key role in enabling recovery and building long-term resilience of the farming community. The Webinar is organized by the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP-CSAM) to discuss:
• How has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the agricultural sector in Asia and the Pacific?
• How can we build long-term resilience to future crisis through sustainable mechanization? For more information and the Webinar programme, please refer to the attached concept note.
You can watch the recording on YouTube here.