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COVID-19 and Farming Systems
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread rapidly across the globe, leading to global health emergencies and measures to curb the spread of the disease, which caused sharp declines in business activities, loss of employment and income and inevitable economic crises. COVID-19 restrictions on the international and domestic movement of people and economic activities have also had direct and far-reaching impacts on global food systems. Loss of income and the associated decline of purchasing power reduced the ability of people to access food, resulting in the decline of dietary diversity and consumption of nutrient-rich foods, disrupting agricultural input markets and threatening food production. COVID-19 could push millions of people to starvation and give rise to a global hunger pandemic  and potential social unrest. There are concerns that impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic may reverse the progress made in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), so a sustainable post-pandemic recovery is therefore key.
2. Impacts of COVID-19 on Diverse Farm Systems in Tanzania and South Africa
2.1. Social and Financial Support for the Informal Sector
2.2. Employment and Job Security in Agriculture
2.3. Infrastructural Investment and Support
2.4. Diversifying Farm Systems
The entry is from 10.3390/su13179863
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