Veronica Baleni

Farming in a crisis - the case of smallholder farms

A Talk by Veronica Baleni (Managing Director, Bhukukla Farming Co-op Ltd)

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About this Talk

The disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown have reduced income streams for smallholder farms. With government restrictions on trade, mobility, travel and social distancing, farmers are unable to carry out fundamental agricultural activities or to access markets. The struggles of smallholder farmers to adapt has given rise to suffering as well as innovation from necessity, resulting in changes that may last into the future beyond the pandemic.


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27 July 2020, 08:00 AM

08:00 AM - 08:10 AM

About The Speakers

Veronica Baleni

Veronica Baleni

Managing Director, Bhukukla Farming Co-op Ltd

Veronica Baleni is the founder and managing director of Bhukula Farming Co-Operative Limited. She is smallholder farmer who has been farming for the past fifteen years and registered her business in 2016.