To counter COVID-19 in Nepal, we must support small-scale women farmers
COVID 19 has exposed the deeply embedded social and economic inequalities in human societies. The cost of the ongoing pandemic is disproportionately borne by the underprivileged and marginalized who lack regular sources of income and safety nets to deal with and recover from the consequences.
People are worried of dying and it’s not only because of the virus. It’s mainly from hunger. For households where every day needs for food are covered through daily wage labour or remittances from out-migrated family members, a pandemic such as COVID-19 can have not only direct consequences for health, but also for short and long-term food security because of the immediate income loss, inability to access health services, and disruption of food supply chains…