Addressing Impact of COVID-19 Post Pandemic on Farming and Agricultural Deeds

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Binita Timilsina
Nitu Adhikari
Sheetal Kafle
Susmita Paudel
Sushmita Poudel
Deepak Gautam

Abstract

COVID-19 global pandemic has badly hit the business of farmers whose story has largely been in the shadows. The main objective of this article is to highlight the connection of global pandemic with agricultural and food systems. For this, secondary data were collected through online portals, daily national newspapers, and published scientific articles and analyzed. The result shows that from pandemic to lockdown, locust to heavy rainfall, unsold crops to rotten crops, financial crisis to acute hunger, has brought agricultural activities to standstill, where people value only those who can produce food for them. It is high time for action and priority must be given to the farmers who are putting their hard work to thrive the whole world as that of police and health workers. The government needs to take vigorous steps to facilitate farmers using automated machinery facilities like autonomous tractors, seeding robots, robotic harvesters, drones and ICTs, toll-free numbers; enhancing quality seeds, fertilizers and direct financial funding on vulnerable farmers to build agricultural sector resilience to the pandemic. 

Keywords:
Global-pandemic, lockdown, agriculture, vulnerable, food security, resilience.

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Timilsina, B., Adhikari, N., Kafle, S., Paudel, S., Poudel, S., & Gautam, D. (2020). Addressing Impact of COVID-19 Post Pandemic on Farming and Agricultural Deeds. Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports, 11(4), 28-35. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajarr/2020/v11i430272
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Review Article

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