Covid-19 Impact on Food Supply

Covid-19 Impact on Food Supply CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The COVID-19 pandemic, which has expanded fast and widely over the world since late 2019, has had far-reaching consequences for food security and nutrition. Through a variety of mechanisms, the growing crisis has impacted food systems and jeopardized people's access to food. We have seen not just a significant interruption in food supply chains as a result of lock-downs induced by the worldwide health crisis, but also a significant global economic downturn.  These crises have led in reduced earnings and rising food costs, placing food out of reach for many people, removing the right to food, and ultimately starvation (Almena, Fryer, & Bakalis, 2019). This pandemic has influenced on all actors in the food chain. Deep global economic shocks caused by...

The Effect of Social Distancing and Constant Hand Washing in Reducing the Spread of Corona Virus (Covid 19) in Nigeria (a Case Study of Abuja)

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a novel virus that causes an infectious illness. The corona virus was initially discovered in Wuhan, China, and has since spread to over 70 nations worldwide. The disease is known to cause respiratory sickness (similar to the flu) with symptoms such as cough, fever, exhaustion, and, in more serious instances, trouble breathing and death (Addagarla, 2019). Most health practitioners recommend regular hand washing with clean running water, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with persons who are ill. Since the first case of this virus in Nigeria, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC, 2021) has outlined some safety measures in order to prevent the virus from spreading and eventually eradicating it completely....
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