During the COVID-19 epidemic, the Sara Bangla Krishak Society (SBKS), a nationwide federation of farmer groups in Bangladesh, is using its network and resources to assist farmers. 57 Virtual Call Centers (VCCs) have been established in northern and southern Bangladesh with the technical support of the FAO-Missing Middle Initiative Project (MMI) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), allowing farmers to continue selling their commodities, buy essential inputs and services, and share best practices and guidance during this critical time. These methods not only ensure that Bangladeshi farmers can continue to feed the nation and their families, but they also significantly decrease the danger of infection among the whole agricultural community.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, SBKS has been informing its members on how to keep working on the farm while also avoiding infection by adopting good personal hygiene, such as handwashing with soap and keeping a safe distance from others.

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