Zoom, Uppsala

Multi-level impacts of COVID-19 on Food and Nutrition Security: Insights from Africa

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Division of Rural Development invites you to a Webinar with Alfred R. Bizoza, Associate Professor in Agricultural Economics from the University of Rwanda.

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified some of the structural challenges faced with African countries due to disruption in demand and supply chains. It has worsened the status of food and nutrition security, changes in lifestyles from social and psychological behaviors, increase in social protection cases, and expanding government’s budget to finance the containment and recovery measures against the pandemic including food and cash transfers. Majority
of people in the informal sector could not work due to government’s restrictions including women and the youth; this has affected their ability to earn income to support their access to food and other home needs (Bizoza and Sibomana, 20201; Bukuluki et al., 20202; Renzaho, 20203) see references below.

ALFRED R. BIZOZA holds a PhD and is an Associate Professor in Agricultural Economics from the University of Rwanda (UR). His research areas include agriculture economics, economic perspectives of land, climate change adaptation, institutions, and gender. He completed his PhD in June 2011 from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He was a Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University (2009) and Cambridge University (2017).

He published in several peer review journals and contributed to various policy drafting in Rwanda and elsewhere in Africa. He also served as a non-executive Board Member of the National Bank of Rwanda after the Government’s appointment during 2013-2018.

  1. Bizoza, A., & Sibomana, S. (2020). Indicative Socio-Economic Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak in Eastern Africa: Case of Rwanda. Available at SSRN 3586622.
  2. Bukuluki, P., Mwenyango, H., Katongole, S. P., Sidhva, D., & Palattiyil, G. (2020). The socio-economic and psychosocial impact of Covid-19 pandemic on urban refugees in Uganda. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 2(1), 100045.
  3. Renzaho, A. (2020). The Need for the Right Socio-Economic and Cultural Fit in the COVID-19 Response in Sub-Saharan Africa: Examining Demographic, Economic Political, Health, and Socio-Cultural Differentials in COVID-19 Morbidity and Mortality. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(10), 3445.
Tid: 2020-11-25 13:00 - 14:30
Ort: Uppsala
Lokal: Zoom
Arrangör: Division of Rural Development
Mer information:

Meeting: https://slu-se.zoom.us/j/66703183259
ID: 667 0318 3259
Passcode: 364317


This talk is part of the higher seminar series in Rural Development at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

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