COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Food System Impact

The outbreak of COVID-19 and measures announced to contain its spread has impacted all of us in almost every way imaginable. The outbreak is considered a “black swan” phenomenon: entirely unexpected, and completely unpredictable.
There is increasing concern whether there will be sufficient food supplies at affordable prices for Southern Africa during and following the containment period. In this regard, BFAP will provide continuous updates of the direct and indirect impacts on South Africa’s food system.

Latest publications

Bi-Weekly Trade Tracker Issue 3 July 2020

This brief considers the initial effects of COVID-19 restrictions on food affordability and expenditure patterns in South Africa.

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Published 5 days ago

Monthly Food Affordability Tracker Issue 2 July 2020

This brief considers food price trends and expenditure patterns of consumers as COVID-19 lockdown eased from Level 4 to Level 3 in May 2020.

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Published 1 week ago

Bi-Weekly Trade Tracker Issue 2 June 2020

This brief considers the initial effects of COVID-19 restrictions on food affordability and expenditure patterns in South Africa.

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Published 3 weeks ago

Bi-Weekly Trade Tracker Issue 1 June 2020

This brief considers the initial effects of COVID-19 restrictions on food affordability and expenditure patterns in South Africa.

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Published 1 month ago