Under: COVID-19 Updates, Food Sovereignty and Agroecology, India, Publications, Reports
Drawing from interviews with peasant movement leaders in the South Asian region and a desk analysis of literature, this report provides a detailed summary of the unfolding reality of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on food and agriculture.
Two sets of observations emerge. One, the economic fallout of the pandemic has ostensibly reinforced the entry of corporate-backed food supply chains and market-led interventions in agriculture. Two, governments need to pay more attention to agriculture and its myriad issues, some of which are within the national realm and others that require a regional approach in sharing resources, knowledge and support among countries.