Monthly Archives: December 2020

10 forces that will shape the U.S. rural economy in 2021

The speed of the economic recovery will largely depend on the availability, diffusion and reach of COVID-19 vaccines, pushing the expected explosion in pent-up consumer demand in the second half of 2021, according to a full report CoBank Knowledge Exchange Division Outlook for the Year Report. “The coming year will …

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Lesotho and IFAD tackle rural economy and sustainable agriculture – Food Tank

The Kingdom of Lesotho recently joined the extension of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Smallholder Agriculture Development Project (SADP) to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable smallholder farmers. SADP II, the second phase of the project, targets young people and women to build the rural economy and sustainable agriculture. …

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Rural community reflects black Americans’ unease and challenges with COVID-19 vaccines

“Yes [the vaccine] came out today, I wouldn’t take it, “said Lonzo Bullie, a retired school principal who has called Tuskegee, Alabama, home for 26 years.” I’m still reluctant… because I don’t don’t have enough information on this. “ The two FDA-cleared COVID-19 vaccines are over 95% effective in preventing …

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