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Broken supply chains: COVID-19 lockdown is having a devastating effect on livelihoods in rural India 

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18281

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Nutrition

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Asia, India

Global Date

05 Apr 20

Title

Broken supply chains: COVID-19 lockdown is having a devastating effect on livelihoods in rural India

Keywords

TIGR2ESS, COVID-19, APMC Act, Civil society organnisations, Mobile Rythu Bazars, Supply chain, Cold storage facilities, Food processing firms

Language

English

ICRISAT Research Programs

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Innovation systems for the Drylands

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898 kB

Story Partners

University of Cambridge

Author/Key contact

Dr S Nedumaran

Story Source

https://tigr2ess.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/news/broken-supply-chains-covid-19-lockdown-having-devastating-effect-livelihoods-rural-india

Story Published Date

2020-04-05

Story Lead Center

ICRISAT

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://tigr2ess.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/news/broken-supply-chains-covid-19-lockdown-having-devastating-effect-livelihoods-rural-india

Description

The 21 day lockdown of India to control the spread of COVID-19, announced by PM Narendar Modi on 24 March, is already creating lasting impacts on Indian farmers. Progressive and enterpreneurial small and marginal farmers cultivating perishable commodities are amongst the worst hit. Our interactions with farmers in the states of Telangana and Karnataka, and information sourced from news and print media, show that food supply chains for perishable foods are now completely broken. Here, the Flagship Project 1 team at ICRISAT, Hyderabad, sheds light on the dire impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small holder farmers in India.

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