COVID-19 Containment and Food Security in the Global South

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2020.094.026

Keywords:

Food Security, Food Security Policy, COVID-19, China, Global South, Pandemic

Abstract

Population-level COVID-19 containment strategies have been particularly hard on the urban poor and vulnerable population groups such as female-headed households, children, youth, the homeless, informal sector employers and employees, casual workers, the unemployed, and migrants and refugees. As a direct result of the COVID-19 outbreak, a secondary pandemic of hunger and food insecurity is now impacting many of these groups. An effective and sustainable global response to the COVID-19 (and any further) viral pandemics must ensure that food security is an essential piece of the containment and mitigation puzzle.

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Jonathan Crush, Wilfrid Laurier University

Professor, Balsillie School of International Affairs

Zhenzhong Si, Wilfrid Laurier University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs

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Published

2020-07-27

How to Cite

Crush, J., & Si, Z. (2020). COVID-19 Containment and Food Security in the Global South . Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(4), 149–151. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2020.094.026

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Commentaries on COVID-19 and the Food System

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