A Pandemic-Driven Food Crisis in Africa Can Be Prevented

BY Cedric Habiyaremye —

African governments need to act now to ensure small-scale farming and food supply chains remain uninterrupted.

We have only just begun to see the far-ranging consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. Chief among those is the threat of a food crisis of unprecedented magnitude. 

Unless measures are taken fast to keep global food supply chains operational and to mitigate the pandemic’s impacts across the food system, we will see rapid increases in hunger, particularly in low-income countries of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.