Vadym Ivchenko - Ukraine should prove to be an agricultural superpower in a post-COVID world

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world drastically. On the one hand, the immediate targets of reducing the sky-rocketing rates of infection, increasing the capacity of intensive care and vaccination programmes require the urgent attention of all
By: eureporter
KIEV, Ukraine - March 15, 2021 - PRLog -- Worldwide Food Insecurity

People have been always in  need of food and basic resources to survive even before  the spread of this pandemic. Last April, the United Nations projected that the number of people facing severe food insecurity worldwide could double to 265 million due to the impact of COVID-19. We are now faced with the herculean task of rescuing as many of them as humanly possible from starvation.

Agriculture's silver lining

If there is a silver lining in this unfolding crisis, it is that agriculture has proved to be more resilient to the impact of COVID-19 than manufacturing industry. While it is true that there have still been significant slowdowns, particularly in situations where outbreaks were discovered, the agriculture sector has never been forced to fully shut down. Irrespective of a global pandemic, people still need to eat, leaving the market demand for agricultural products virtually unchanged. The main factor brought into focus by the pandemic has been the issue of food safety.
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