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Covid-19 Impacts on food systems in SSA - Evidence synthesis

The Covid-19 pandemic and associated policy responses are likely to affect food systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) through numerous pathways (Figure 1). As of late 2020, the most striking impacts have been felt through the policies aimed at preventing the spread of the virus through restrictions on movement and economic activity. These include directives to remain at home with exceptions made for limited essential activities; social distancing requirements in public spaces including markets and public transportation; the closure of markets and workplaces; and the closure or heightened security of borders and inter-state roads..