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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 42 issue 2 (april 2022) : 196-202

Impact of Covid-19 on Livestock Production Chain and its Consequences on Food Security: A Review

Jean Bosco Nzeyimana, Joseph Butore, Libère Ndayishimiye, Melchior Butoyi
1College of Animal Science and Technology, Anhui Agricultural University, 130 Changjiang West Road, 230036 Hefei, P.R. of China.
Cite article:- Nzeyimana Bosco Jean, Butore Joseph, Ndayishimiye Libère, Butoyi Melchior (2022). Impact of Covid-19 on Livestock Production Chain and its Consequences on Food Security: A Review. Agricultural Science Digest. 42(2): 196-202. doi: 10.18805/ag.DF-395.

Covid-19 represents an unprecedented public health threat and a severe crisis of society globally. Government agencies, policymakers and the global institutions, on the other hand, should give particular attention to and try to alleviate the problem (present and prospective) of the pandemic and related crisis response on key sectors that contribute to food stability, nutrition and livelihoods. The livestock sector plays an essential role in these areas, particularly for the particularly vulnerable population groups. Covid-19’s effects on livestock production are still largely unsubstantiated and not fully felt. Although case studies are not yet possible, observational data show interruptions in livestock’s entire value chain. The consequences of Covid-19 on the livestock production chain are in particular interruptions throughout the entire livestock value chain, lack of sales markets, import/export restrictions due to border closures, substantial financial losses to producers, increased cases of food insecurity.

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