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Ethiopia’s social safety net effective in limiting COVID-19 impacts on rural food insecurity

Jan 28th, 2021 • by KIBROM A. ABAY, GUUSH BERHANE, JOHN HODDINOTT and KIBROM TAFERE

The COVID-19 pandemic is undermining food and nutrition security on a global scale. IFPRI estimates show that globally, 80-140 million people were at risk of falling into extreme poverty in 2020, more than half in Africa south of the Sahara. The World Food Programme estimated that globally, the number of people facing acute food insecurity could double in the same period. These impacts—stemming from lost incomes due to lockdowns, fear of exposure, and medical expenses, as well as disruptions in food markets and value chains—are severely testing social protection systems in many countries.

COVID-19 and Dairy Value Chains in Ethiopia

May 15th, 2020 • by Sara Gustafson

This post originally appeared on IFPRI's Ethiopia Support Strategy Program (ESSP) blog.

 

The share of households consuming dairy products in Addis Ababa has dropped by 11 percentage points since the COVID-19 crisis, seemingly linked to perceived risks of consuming dairy products. All income groups declined their consumption, except for the richest quintile where the share of consuming households changed little.