Best of 2020
2020 will be one for the history books. It has been a year of both tremendous challenge and growth. In the midst of a global pandemic and worldwide reckoning with social injustice, there has also been creative innovation, communal adaptation, and more inclusive research. It’s worth reflecting on just how far we’ve come.
This year, the Agrilinks community has shared unique solutions to unprecedented challenges and inspiring stories of people persevering against the odds to fight food insecurity.
- Almost a fifth of the content we published was related to COVID-19;
- A quarter of our posts were related to inclusive development;
- Our most read post was about how African governments can ensure food security for poor and vulnerable populations during COVID-19;
- And our most attended webinar was about mitigating COVID-19’s impact on food security and nutrition.
Standouts from the Agrilinks community include a case for how women's empowerment in agriculture is essential to COVID-19 survival and recovery, an exploration of how an innovative storage technique can be life-changing, an argument for why agroecological farming is key to a sustainable future, and how traceability systems relate to food safety issues.
This month, we want to thank you for all of the work you’ve done — and we want to hear from you! What have you learned in 2020? Submit your best work, most notable highlights, and top findings from 2020 today.
Year in Review
2020 Theme Months:
- January: Sustainable Food Systems
- February: Innovation Labs Moving Agriculture Forward
- March: Why Policy Matters
- April: Post-Harvest
- May: Earth Observations for Food Security and Agriculture
- June: Seed Systems
- July: Inclusive Development
- September: Adaptations in Adversity
- October: Innovations in Agriculture
- November: Pollinators
Most Attended Webinars of 2020:
- BIFAD (Board for International Food and Agricultural Development)
- Supporting the Management of Fall Armyworm in Africa and Asia: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
- Securing the Harvest: Post-harvest Strategies to Increase Resilience