Impact of COVID-19 and Locust Swarms on Farm Households in Sindh, Pakistan: Analysis of Data from a Cross-Sectional Survey

Publication | October 2020

This brief identifies measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and locust infestation on farm households and the agriculture sector based on findings from a survey in Sindh, Pakistan.

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An ӯƱ survey conducted in June 2020 found that the lockdown due to COVID-19 significantly disrupted food supply chains across all major agricultural products in Sindh. Furthermore, severe locust invasions have been observed, with 73.7% of respondents having seen locust swarms in their area. The survey findings outline policy measures that can help farmers cope and adapt to the long-term consequences of the pandemic and locust swarms that affect farm households and agricultural produce.

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Authors
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Agriculture and natural resources
  • Agricultural and food productivity
  • Health
  • Emerging diseases
  • COVID-19
Countries
  • Pakistan
Pages
  • 12
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • BRF200280-2
ISBN
  • 978-92-9262-403-3?(print)
  • 978-92-9262-404-0 (electronic)
ISSN
  • 2071-7202 (print)
  • 2218-2675 (electronic)

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