ecently two articles were forwarded to us detailing how the Covid-19, aka coronavirus, is straining Africa’s food distribution. In an April 25th, 2020 article from “The Economist”, entitled The Race to Feed Africa, the author details the struggles that the people within African countries face as Covid-19 takes hold.
Covid-19 is hitting people’s pockets. In African cities the average household allocates half its’ expenditure to food That budget has shrunk as economies nosedive and lockdowns close the informal businesses in which most workers hustle. The IFPRI [International Food Policy Research Institute, a Washington DC thinktank] estimates that 80 million more Africans, mostly in cities, could see their incomes drop below the equivalent of $1.90 a day.