Investigating the impact of COVID-19 on SMEs in national food systems

A survey of 327 SMEs in the food system in 14 countries, aiming to assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated control measures on their businesses and their support needs, was undertaken by GAIN and partners, including the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network (co-convened by the World Food Programme (WFP)). This survey took place in October/November 2020, following one in May 2020, results of which are available here.

COVID country reports: assessing national experiences

Building on the global report, which provided an overview of the SMEs in 14 countries’ food systems and their experiences since the onset of the pandemic, four separate country reports were carried out to provide a more in-depth and detailed picture of SME experiences in Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and Rwanda.

An average of 46 responses were received in Kenya, Mozambique and Rwanda, and 71 responses were received from Nigeria. Most responses were from micro- or small-sized firms; respondents were primarily firms in the processing and distribution sectors and grains, vegetables, and fruit value chains. About 30% were from women-owned businesses.




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