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Securing Food Systems and Trade in Zambia during the COVID-19 Pandemic

PUBLISHED: 07th April, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide has affected all sectors of the global economy as well as at country level. The food systems have not been spared by this outbreak, with developing countries, including Zambia, poised to be the hardest hit in terms of food system interruptions. For example, the supply chain for retail chain stores such as Shoprite, Pick n Pay and Spar may be affected due to the lockdown in South Africa, which could in turn interrupt the supply of imported foods to these shops with possibility of shortages leading to rise in prices. With regards to informal markets, where the majority of low income households purchase food from, more stringent movement restrictions and closure of markets will result in a disruption of people’s livelihoods and incomes.

 

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Securing Zambia's Food Systems During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Infographic

PUBLISHED: 07th April, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide has affected all sectors of the global economy. Developing countries, including Zambia, are poised to be hit hard if the spread of the virus continues unabated. For example, the supply chain for imported food commodities to retail chain stores such as Shoprite, Pick n Pay, and Spar may be affected due to the lockdown in South Africa with the possibility of shortages leading to rise in food prices. With regards to informal markets, where the majority of low income households purchase food from or work, more stringent movement restrictions and closure of markets will result in a disruption of people’s livelihoods.

 

 

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