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Economic and food security implications of the COVID-19 outbreak: The cost of the attempt to contain a highly contagious disease

Economic and food security implications of the COVID-19 outbreak: The cost of the attempt to contain a highly contagious disease Download

Published : March 2020

This analysis, produced by the WFP, looks at the cost of the attempt to contain Covid-19. Apart from the food security implications of a COVID-19-triggered economic slowdown, an extensive spread of the disease in a poorer and more food insecure country could take a heavier toll on the economy than it has in those countries which currently see a rapid spread of the virus. It proposes three measures to prevent a food security crisis: 1) To contain economic harm by ensuring the smooth flow of global trade;  2) To monitor food prices and markets and make sure that information is transparently; and 3) To provide support to the most vulnerable countries and populations.

Organizations : WFP

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Covid-19, Food security, Markets, prices & trade

Scale : Regional (West Africa), Global

Langs : English

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