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The indirect effects of Covid-19: Small-scale farmers and food security in Babati District, Tanzania
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science.
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science.
2023 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Covid-19 and the worldwide pandemic have had direct- and indirect effects on people globally. Not least for people in the global south who are mainly affected by the indirect effects that have come from the restrictions of the governments. Tanzania was one of the few countries in the world that chose to be selective with the introduction of restrictions but has nevertheless been hit hard financially. Through a case study, interviews were conducted with 100 small-scale farmers in Babati District. The purpose of the paper is to investigate how Covid-19 has affected farmers' finances and access to food. The study also aims to investigate what long-term consequences are at risk as a result of lockdowns and what strategies and adaptations have been made to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. The result indicates that economic instability and food insecurity are consequences of the pandemic, many farmers described that they experienced famine for the first time. Furthermore, the results indicate that the effects of the pandemic will be visible for several years to come. As a result, the UN's Sustainable Development Goals risk being delayed.

Abstract [sv]

Covid-19 och den världsomfattande pandemin har haft direkta- och indirekta effekter på människor världen över. Inte minst för människor i globala syd som framförallt har blivit påverkade av de indirekta effekterna som har skapats av staternas restriktioner. Tanzania var ett av få länder i världen som valde att vara selektiva med införandet av restriktioner men som trots det har drabbats hårt. Genom en fallstudie genomfördes 100 intervjuer med småskaliga jordbrukare i Babati distriktet. Syftet med uppsatsen är att undersöka hur Covid-19 har påverkat jordbrukarnas ekonomi och tillgång till mat. Studien syftar också till att undersöka vilka långsiktiga konsekvenser som riskerar att bli resultatet av nedstängningar samt vilka strategier och anpassningar som har gjorts för att hantera Covid-19 pandemin. Resultatet indikerar på att ekonomisk instabilitet och matosäkerhet är konsekvenser av pandemin. Många jordbrukare beskrev att de för första gången upplevde hunger under pandemin. Dessutom tyder resultaten på att effekterna av Covid-19 kommer vara synliga flera år framöver. Som ett resultat riskerar dessutom FN´s hållbarhetsmål att försenas. 

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2023. , p. 53
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-50814OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-50814DiVA, id: diva2:1731682
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Environment and development
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Available from: 2023-01-29 Created: 2023-01-27 Last updated: 2023-01-29Bibliographically approved

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