Mitigating the Impact of Covid-19 on Ghana’s Livestock Industry: The Role of Stakeholders

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  •   Frederick Yeboah Obese

  •   Richard Osei-Amponsah

  •   Hope Richard Otsyina

  •   Edwin Bekoe

Abstract

COVID-19 a global health pandemic since its outbreak in Wuhan, China in December 2019 continues to cause major problems to various sectors of the global economy. In Ghana, the pandemic has negatively impacted the livestock sector in feed production and supply, supply of agricultural inputs, veterinary services delivery, livestock trade, capacity building, and slaughtering, processing, and marketing of livestock products. Therefore, the need to develop suitable strategies to counteract these negative effects on actors along the livestock value chain to ensure sustainable livestock production for food security and enhance wealth creation. The adverse effects of COVID -19 on the livestock industry and mitigation strategies in response to the effects of the pandemic are documented. Sensitization of stakeholders on such mitigation strategies including their roles will make the livestock industry more resilient and respond more appropriately to future pandemics.


Keywords: Animal genetic resources, Food Security, Livelihoods, Pandemics

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Obese, F. Y., Osei-Amponsah, R., Otsyina, H. R., & Bekoe, E. (2022). Mitigating the Impact of Covid-19 on Ghana’s Livestock Industry: The Role of Stakeholders. European Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, 4(3), 77–80. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejfood.2022.4.3.507