Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Vegetable Sector and its Allies

Kaushik, Prashant ; Sharma, V ; Saini, I ; Yadav, V K; Jayaswal, D ; Singh, G ; Kesh, H ; Srivastava, A

Abstract

The novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), has created an unanticipated pandemic, that has triggered severe panic among individuals worldwide. In this direction, countries are maximizing their efforts to fight the virus and reduce infection. Vegetables due to the presence of several bioactive compounds could help build and maintain immunity against degenerative diseases and COVID-19. Therefore, sustainable vegetable supply is needed continuously. For this to happen placidly vegetable producer and vegetable sector allies must work in close cooperation with each other. This document deals with the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on vegetable sector and its allies.

Keyword(s)

Agricultural commodities; Contract farming; Coronavirus; COVID-19; Production; Smallholder farmers; Vegetables


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