The vital contribution of women to livelihoods resilience during COVID-19
Dina Najjar, Bipasha Baruah. (15/10/2020). The vital contribution of women to livelihoods resilience during COVID-19. URL: https://www.icarda.org/media/drywire/vital-contribution-women-livelihoods-resilience-during-covid-19
The 2020 International Day of Rural Women's theme is "Building rural women's resilience in the wake of COVID-19." Through a survey carried out with 100 male and 100 female dryland farmers in rural Egypt and Tunisia, we examine how COVID-19 affected them, and identify coping mechanisms they employed to maintain crop and livestock supplies, sales, market connections, and personal wellbeing. Since dependence on digital resources increased during the pandemic, we paid close attention to trends in cellphone ownership, access, and preferred means for receiving digital information.