COVID-19 led to food insecurity for 69% landless, agricultural households in Bangladesh

A whopping 69% of landless and agricultural households in Bangladesh were forced to starve or left half-fed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, suggests a recent study by a group of economists

Feb 10, 2021
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A whopping 69% of landless and agricultural households in Bangladesh were forced to starve or left half-fed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, suggests a recent study by a group of economists.

This happened as the developing nations, including Bangladesh, were dealt a serious blow as the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp decline in living standards and rising food insecurity, the study, quoted by Dhaka Tribune, said. 
 
Published on February 5 by the journal Science Advances, it provides the first in-depth view of the health crisis’ initial socioeconomic effects in low- and middle-income countries, using detailed microdata collected from tens of thousands of households across nine countries.

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