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Political Economy of COVID-19 on Agriculture & Food Policies: Situating Global Trends

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Danielle Resnick
POLICY SEMINAR
Virtual Event - The political economy of COVID-19: Impacts on agriculture and food policies
OCT 22, 2020 - 08:30 AM TO 10:00 AM EDT

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Political Economy of COVID-19 on Agriculture & Food Policies: Situating Global Trends

  1. 1. Political Economy of COVID-19 on Agriculture & Food Policies Situating Global Trends Danielle Resnick Development Strategy and Governance Division International Food Policy Research Institute 22 October 2020
  2. 2. Political Economy Actors and Incentives Administrative institutions (ministries, decentralized units, marketing boards) External actors (donors, international organizations, transnational networks) Political actors (parties, executives, legislators, local brokers) Interest groups (unions, cooperatives, activists, lobbyists) Agricultural & Food Policy Decisions Obtain resources & relevance Secure power & attribution Gain access & influence Provide leverage & legitimacy COVID-19 Impacts • Reconsideration of role of market intermediaries • Constrained fiscal space for agriculture • Politicized distribution of food aid • Increased attention to small businesses and informal food traders

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