March 22, 2023

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Govit-19: Negative effects of dietary restrictions

Many countries have declared a state of emergency with a curfew order to trigger a new corona virus outbreak. The move has had dramatic effects on the diets of many African families. To help them, states have taken auxiliary measures.

According to a study on May “The Impact of Government Responses to Govt-19 on Diets and Livelihoods in Sahel , These support activities affected a very small number of people, i.e. the estimated 15% of the population.

Support activities have certainly had positive effects for some, but most have not significantly affected the population. Those with the highest effect typically reached 7% to 10% of value chain actors », Reveals the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (GORAF) study published in the Docker this Monday.

In general, most restrictions have had significant adverse effects, with up to 70% of some populations being adversely affected, according to research in five Sahel countries, including Burkina Faso, Cape Town, Mali, Niger and Senegal. 10,680 value chain cast model (manufacturers, developers, consumers, processors, transporters and traders).

More explicitly, the study created discrimination against labor availability, access to markets, shepherds and flocks, market prices and vulnerable groups.

As for the latter, the document goes on, as the age of the individual increases, he or she is adversely affected by the government’s actions in dealing with the epidemic. In terms of gender diversity, in all countries of the study except Niger and Senegal, women are more affected than men by the effects of government responses to Govt-19 on diets and livelihoods in Sahel.

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Furthermore, the analysis of the marital status was able to show that single mothers and those in a widowed situation are more likely to be adversely affected by the actions taken. With regard to the migration status of individuals, recent migrations have been a factor in emphasizing the negative perception of activities.

Based on these findings, the researchers hope that these activities will be supported by national private operators, technical and financial partners, NGOs, community structures and families, as well as governments, policies, inclusive and equitable response strategies, plans and programs. Actions. This is to strengthen the vulnerability of vulnerable populations and better prepare them for future epidemics and other natural or socio-economic crises.

ARD / te / APA