Market Access and Value Chains, Development Pathways, Policy & Institutions
West and Central Africa, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana
Covid-19: Flattening the food insecurity curve
COVID-19 pandemic, Food systems, Food insecurity, Food sovereignty, Smallholder farmers, Agricultural value chain
West & Central Africa program
ICRISAT Happenings 1849-9, 18 April 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is already affecting the world on an unprecedented scale. Yet, the unfolding health crisis is only the most visible part of the iceberg. The impending global recession coming in its wake will likely be the most challenging event mankind has faced in recent history. Given the considerable difficulties experienced by developed nations in their struggle to contain COVID-19 and manage its impacts, one can easily imagine the potential for catastrophic scenarios in the developing world, and most critically on the sustainability of its food systems.