Acta Scientific Biotechnology

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 5

Worldwide Impact of Covid-19 on Food Security and Farming Sector

Marium Azhar, Fatima Batool, Faheem Akram, Sameera Hassan and Bushra Rashid*

Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Bushra Rashid, Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Received: July 26, 2022; Published: September 3, 2022


Corona virus was first time reported in 2019 in Wuhan city of China. Later it was named Covid-19 and it spread out throughout almost all the regions of the world. It was declared as pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO). Restrictions related to Covid-19 such as lockdown, stay at home etc. affected several businesses including food supply and agriculture sector. There was wastage of raw materials as the processing/packaging industries were closed and the food could not be delivered to markets after proper processing. The labor or the workers couldn’t reach the work place due to quarantine and social distancing and hence food security became a challenge for the growing population. This review has compiled information regarding the effects of Covid-19 issues on the food supply, processing, transportation etc. at global level. As the pandemic has threatened nutrition, safety and security of food, various recommendations and strategies have been devised to minimize the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic. This was to ensure the continuous flow of food supply in food and agricultural sector with respect to food supply chain, small farmers, government, business and actions on global trade.

Keywords:Covid-19; Food; Agriculture; Employment; Farmers; Food Supply Chain


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Citation: Bushra Rashid., et al. “Worldwide Impact of Covid-19 on Food Security and Farming Sector".Acta Scientific Biotechnology 3.5 (2022): 01-08.


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