Andam, K., Edeh, H., Oboh, V., Pauw, K., Thurlow, J.
Chapter four of the book Advances in Food Security and Sustainability on Nigeria's eight-week lockdown (March–June 2020), as well as 'recovery' scenarios until the end of 2020. Simulations draw on information from official data, policy announcements, and interviews with government agencies and private sector and industry groups. Findings indicate that total GDP fell 23% during the lockdown. Agri-food system GDP fell 11%, primarily due to restrictions on food services. Household incomes also fell by a quarter, leading a 9 percentage points increase in the national poverty rate. It is concluded food systems were exempt, they were not immune to the effects of COVID-19. Protecting food supplies should be a priority alongside government efforts to address the health consequences of the pandemic.
- COVID-19 Pandemic
- Food Insecurity
- Restricted Mobility
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- West Africa
- Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
- Book chapter