Keeping Africans Fed in a Time of COVID-19 Lockdowns

Given the informal nature of Africa's economies, lockdowns will lead to job losses and must be accompanied by plans to ensure that populations remain nourished... without sufficient social safety nets from the government that allow them sustenance, what options do they have? Dr Jemimah Njuki, an expert on gender, agriculture and food security, highlights how difficult it can become to access and buy food during the fight to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus...

Shoppers at a mall in Dar es Salaam as new measures are being implemented following the announcement of novel coronavirus cases in the country (file photo).


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