Worldwide Impact of Covid-19 on Food Security and Farming Sector
Marium Azhar, Fatima Batool, Faheem Akram, Sameera Hassan and
Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore,
*Corresponding Author: Bushra Rashid, Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology,
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
July 26, 2022; Published: September 3, 2022
Corona virus was first time reported in 2019 in Wuhan city of China. Later it was named Covid-19 and it spread out throughout
almost all the regions of the world. It was declared as pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO). Restrictions related to Covid-19
such as lockdown, stay at home etc. affected several businesses including food supply and agriculture sector. There was wastage
of raw materials as the processing/packaging industries were closed and the food could not be delivered to markets after proper
processing. The labor or the workers couldn’t reach the work place due to quarantine and social distancing and hence food security
became a challenge for the growing population. This review has compiled information regarding the effects of Covid-19 issues on
the food supply, processing, transportation etc. at global level. As the pandemic has threatened nutrition, safety and security of food,
various recommendations and strategies have been devised to minimize the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic. This was to ensure the
continuous flow of food supply in food and agricultural sector with respect to food supply chain, small farmers, government, business
and actions on global trade.
Keywords:Covid-19; Food; Agriculture; Employment; Farmers; Food Supply Chain
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