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Pandemic and Global Food Insecurity: Experience from Developing Countries


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1 MA Candidate, International Development (Major in Economics), JKSIS, University of Denver, Colorado 80208, United States, and Assistant Professor, Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
2 Distinguished Professor of Economics, Chief Editor, International Review of Business and Economics, (www.irbejournal.com) Campus Box 77, P. O. Box 173362, College of Business, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO 80217-3362, United States
     

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The widespread COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the world economy unprecedently. The developed economy even shows considerable weakness in dealing with and effectively managing pandemic issues. The pandemic aftermath is also terrible for many developing countries, which will be beyond their control. With the economic fragility and weaker development planning, many developing countries may not handle the aftermath and the consequences will be deadly. Due to sudden livelihood failure and meager income opportunities, developing countries’ impoverished households will face hardship. Widespread hunger and malnutrition might be unavoidable consequences for many developing countries. This research will focus on how this pandemic can create hunger and protracted crisis in developing countries as an immediate and long-term consequence of the recent pandemic. Using real world experiences from Asia and Africa, from Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa in particular, this study explores how the current pandemic may create short-term and long-term food insecurity and hunger in developing countries.

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Agriculture, Food Insecurity, Governance, Livelihood, Malnutrition, Pandemic
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Authors

Monishankar Sarkar
MA Candidate, International Development (Major in Economics), JKSIS, University of Denver, Colorado 80208, United States, and Assistant Professor, Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
Kishore G. Kulkarni
Distinguished Professor of Economics, Chief Editor, International Review of Business and Economics, (www.irbejournal.com) Campus Box 77, P. O. Box 173362, College of Business, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO 80217-3362, United States

Abstract


The widespread COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the world economy unprecedently. The developed economy even shows considerable weakness in dealing with and effectively managing pandemic issues. The pandemic aftermath is also terrible for many developing countries, which will be beyond their control. With the economic fragility and weaker development planning, many developing countries may not handle the aftermath and the consequences will be deadly. Due to sudden livelihood failure and meager income opportunities, developing countries’ impoverished households will face hardship. Widespread hunger and malnutrition might be unavoidable consequences for many developing countries. This research will focus on how this pandemic can create hunger and protracted crisis in developing countries as an immediate and long-term consequence of the recent pandemic. Using real world experiences from Asia and Africa, from Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa in particular, this study explores how the current pandemic may create short-term and long-term food insecurity and hunger in developing countries.

Keywords


Agriculture, Food Insecurity, Governance, Livelihood, Malnutrition, Pandemic

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15410/aijm%2F2022%2Fv11i1%2F167674