The researchers interviewed 973 crop farmers, 99 dairy farmers, and 483 agro-dealers to help assess the impacts of COVID-19 on smallholder farmers and other actors across the agricultural value chain.
The researchers make several findings, including that a majority of farmers report financial distress and agro-dealers were seeing lower footfall traffic.
Social distancing protocols present economic and health risks to the rural poor in developing countries. These include:
distortions in food and input prices
disruption in the availability of inputs
high levels of unemployment
In Kenya, COVID-19 has restricted both human movement and trade. The Kenyan Government's concern is that enforced...