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- The researchers interviewed 973 crop farmers, 99 dairy farmers, and 483 agro-dealers to help assess the impacts of COVID-19 on smallholder farmers and other actors across the agricultural value chain.
- The researchers make several findings, including that a majority of farmers report financial distress and agro-dealers were seeing lower footfall traffic.
- However, despite this, crop farmers seemed optimistic about their forthcoming harvests.
- Based on the findings, the researchers make several recommendations for policymakers on how to better support the agricultural sector and provide regularly and timely data to farmers in the future.