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Les systèmes alimentaires aux défis de la crise de la Covid-19 en Afrique : enseignements et incertitudes

Abstract : Many documents have been published and webinars held on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on food security at international levels, which tend to blur our understanding of actual dynamics on the ground. Based on a network of researchers from Cirad and its partners in a wide diversity of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, this paper attempts to take stock of what is happening in the food and agriculture sector. The information provided allow for a more nuanced analysis when compared to international organizations' reports. While lockdown and social distancing measures have only mildly affected world trade and production of staple food, some perishable products have been wasted, unable to reach markets. The crisis emphasizes the disconnection between food production and trade and the dire situation of many poor consumers, in cities, holding informal jobs, who have been hit very hard. The crisis should help imagining short- and long-term measures to support food systems resilience along an integrated approach and adaptation strategies already developed.
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Sandrine Dury, Arlène Alpha, Nadine Zakhia-Rozis, Thierry Giordano. Les systèmes alimentaires aux défis de la crise de la Covid-19 en Afrique : enseignements et incertitudes. Cahiers Agricultures, EDP Sciences, 2021, 30, pp.8. ⟨10.1051/cagri/2020052⟩. ⟨hal-03181709⟩



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