RPCA Policy Brief 2021
Economic and food security implications of the COVID-19 outbreak
Published : April 2020
This briefing note, produced by the WFP, analyses economic and food security implications of the COVID-19 outbreak. It provides an update with insights from different regions, including West and Central Africa. While many West and Central African countries continue to be affected by conflict and climate-related shocks, the major fallout from COVID-19 is likely to be commodity market volatility and supply chain disruption impacting food imports. Nigeria will be particularly hard hit due to the drop in oil price.
Authors : Arif Husain, Chief Economist et al.
Organizations : WFP
Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Covid-19, Food security, Markets, prices & trade
Scale : Regional (West Africa)
Langs : English