Covid-19’s disruption of India’s transformed food supply chains

Thomas Reardon, Ashok Mishra, Chandra S.R. Nuthalapati, Marc F. Bellemare, David Zilberman

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Abstract

COVID-19 has created high transaction costs and uncertainty in India’s transformed food supply chains, putting food security at risk as 92% of food consumption in India is purchased, predominantly from the private sector. Government faces the challenge of marshalling resources between mitigating the impending food crisis and containing the contagion as the risk of sociopolitical tensions looms large. It is recommended that the government concentrate on sustaining the food supply chains towards eventual rebound, recognising that government food distribution cannot replace even a tenth of the market.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-22
Number of pages5
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Volume55
Issue number18
StatePublished - May 2 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Political Science and International Relations

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    Reardon, T., Mishra, A., Nuthalapati, C. S. R., Bellemare, M. F., & Zilberman, D. (2020). Covid-19’s disruption of India’s transformed food supply chains. Economic and Political Weekly, 55(18), 18-22.