The poor face food crisis amid outbreak

By Johan Swinnen | China Daily | Updated: 2020-04-24 07:23Based on model predictions, early empirical evidence and lessons from previous crises, the answer to “will COVID-19 lead to a food crisis” question is “yes” and “no”.There is no single, global answer; the risk of food crisis depends on the level of economic development. So if you are rich, the answer may well be no, but if you are poor, the answer is more likely to be yes.The impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic will be disproportionately high on the poor because:The imminent global economic recession will have larger effects on poo…

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