IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON SMALL HOLDER FARMERS

On the 11th of March 2020, Covid-19 was declared a pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO). The pandemic resulted in countries declaring lockdowns, by April 2020 about half the world’s population was under some form of lockdowns and those countries who were not on lockdown couldn’t do business with those countries who were on lockdown, limiting their economy. These lockdowns meant businesses had to be on halt affecting people’s source of income and livelihood as people had to stay at home. Also, importation and exportation were stopped or were reduced. Even though some countries have lifted the lockdown, its impact is still felt and some people, companies, and organizations would not return to the way they lived before the pandemic. Read More