Department of Accounting, Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana, Albania
*Corresponding Author: Lirola Këri, Department of Accounting, Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana, Albania.
Received: September 21, 2020; Published: October 21, 2020
The year 2020 since its inception has started with a situation different from normal. The outbreak of the epidemic in several countries simultaneously led to the creation of the pandemic declared worldwide by the WHO itself. This change came unexpectedly. At the center of world attention was health. The social and economic life of mankind around the world changed suddenly. The prolongation of the pandemic created the belief that isolation was no longer a solution but a choice of the moment. For all sectors to be revitalized and continue their activity they had to adapt to new conditions of physical distancing. But some activities much needed for basic needs could not be accomplished in this form. One of them is also agricultural and livestock activity. The supply of consumers with agricultural and livestock products and products had to continue normally, especially in this period when the demand would be higher due to two factors; first, people had enough time to consume food at home, and; second, the closure of restaurants, bars and hotels. An additional supply had to respond to the increase in demand. But if the pandemic increased demand, the same cannot be said for supply. Not only is the supply of such products, as of any other product, limited in the short term, but also because exchanges of goods and products between countries were temporarily suspended. For net exporting countries supply could not have a significant difference from demand. For net importing countries traders had to find other resources to meet demand. Such places where demand remained undiscovered turned their eyes away from domestic production. This situation was presented as a golden opportunity for local producers who had to guarantee the sale of their agricultural and livestock products.
Citation: Lirola Këri. “Agriculture during Pandemic". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.11 (2020): 36-37.
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